Saturday 13 October 2012

Private Rannie Truesdale

Born on 22 September 1882 in Brantford, Ontario – brother of Reginald Truesdale, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as brother; trade as railroad clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 November 1915 (number 775403) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – wounded on 11 or 12 August 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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