Tuesday 30 October 2012

Private Clarence Tyo

Born on 24 February 1899 in Cornwall, Ontario – son of Jery Tyo, Cornwall, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Cornwall, Ontario; trade as mill operator; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 23 May 1917 (number 2098894) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 February 1918 – wounded on 24 April 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 April 1918 – wounded on 21 July 1918 – invalided to England on 16 August 1918.

(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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