Monday 17 September 2012

Private William Tibbett

Born on 11 June 1880 in Cambridge, England – husband of Emily Martha Tibbett, Kingston, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife; trade as laborer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 12 October 1916 (number 640239) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 27 June 1917 – invalided to England on 8 July 1917.

(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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