Friday 19 October 2012

Private Earl Thomas Tumelty

Born on 26 February 1897 in Madoc, Ontario – son of Mrs. A. Victoria Tumelty, Madoc, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as dry goods clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 27 August 1915 (number 219742) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 October 1916 – killed in action on 22 February 1917 – buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave VII.C.11), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register,

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