Thursday 18 October 2012

Private Albert Tufts

Born on 15 July 1889 in Digby, Ontario – son of Mrs. Martha Tufts, Digby, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Digby, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 45th Regiment (one year); Church of England; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 29 April 1916 (number 724280) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 23 or 30 September 1918 – invalided to England on 2 October 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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