Wednesday 26 September 2012

Private William Castle Thom

Born on 8 March 1882 in Montreal, Quebec – husband of Menithea Thom, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as locomotive engineer; married; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.25 inches; dark complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 73rd Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 1 October 1915 (number 132784) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 October 1916 – rejoined the 73rd Battalion on 28 December 1916 – transferred to the 13th Battalion, CEF, on 19 April 1917 – wounded on 23 February 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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