Wednesday 10 October 2012

Private Archibald (Archie) Tripp

Born on 2 April 1887 in Prescott, Ontario – husband of Nettie Tripp, Prescott, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario; trade as painter; married; no current military service; previously served with the 56th Regiment (ten years); Methodist; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Prescott, Ontario, on 14 February 1916 (number 639606) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 29 June 1917 – invalided to England on 10 July 1917.

(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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