Monday 22 October 2012

Private Cyril Parkinson Turner

Born on 10 January 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Mr. W.F. Turner, c/o Molson’s Bank, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Ottawa, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Signal Training Depot, Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 23 May 1917 (number 2265565) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 2 or 3 October 1918 – transferred to Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 7 November 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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