Sunday 28 October 2012

Company Quartermaster-Sergeant Sidney Albert Tyers

Born on 29 May 1889 in Cobourg, Ontario – husband of Madline [sic?] Tyers, Ottawa, Ontario – son of Mrs. Kate Tyers, Ottawa, Ontario (same address as wife) – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cabinet maker; married (with a seven-year-old daughter); currently a member of the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles (seven years); Church of England; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 April 1915 (number 410648) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – invalided sick to England on 8 May 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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Anonymous said...

Sidney Alfred Tyers, b. 29 May 1889 in Cobourg, Northumberland, Ontario. Canada
d. 22 Dec 1941 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada s/o Charles Tyers & Kate Nottingham Walker. *The next of kin listed on the Attestation Papers is his daughter (Madeleine Kathryn Eleanor Tyers) and not wife, who was in the custody and care of his mother Mrs. Kate Tyers of 147 Pretoria Ave / Ottawa. (Sidney and his wife Isabelle were separated at this time.)