Thursday 18 October 2012

Private Morris Tugnett

Born in March 1898 in Belleville, Ontario – son of Mary Tugnett, Belleville, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 155th Battalion, CEF, in Belleville, Ontario, on 4 February 1916 (number 636753) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 – wounded on 30 October 1917 – invalided to England on 10 November 1917 – later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(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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