Thursday 20 September 2012

Sergeant Roy Everett Tillson

Born on 4 June 1896 in Chicago, Illinois – son of R.C. Tillson, Owen Sound, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Droxford, Saskatchewan; trade as butcher; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 147th Battalion, CEF, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on 20 December 1915 (number 781492) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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