Tuesday 2 October 2012

Private Albert Victor Train

Born on 27 June 1896 in Lindsay, Ontario – son of Thomas Train, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Lindsay, Ontario; trade as clerk in a carpet department; single; currently a member of the 45th Regiment; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 4 December 1915 (number 724684) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – invalided sick to England on 24 February 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1917 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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