Tuesday 9 October 2012

Private Alfred John Trimm

Born on 18 September 1882 in Bowmanville, Ontario – husband of Mary Trimm, Bowmanville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Bowmanville, Ontario; trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 136th Battalion, CEF, in Bowmanville, Ontario, on 17 November 1915 (number 805157) – taken on the strength of the 1st Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 8 January 1917 – transferred to the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 26 March 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 August 1918 – wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 9 December 1918 – 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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