Saturday 27 October 2012

Private Frank Turton

Born on 4 October 1886 in Chester, Cheshire, England – son of Walter Turton, Malpas, Cheshire, England – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as painter; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; fair hair.

Joined the Depot Squadron, Royal Canadian Dragoons, CEF, on 29 September 1916 (number 550355) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 28 or 29 May 1917 – rejoined the Royal Canadian Dragoons on 30 September 1917 – wounded on 22 November 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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