Wednesday 3 October 2012

Private Richard Tranter

Born on 11 February 1894 in Walsall[?], England – son of Moses and Elizabeth Tranter, Toronto, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as apprentice; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 40.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 18 December 1915 (number 775200) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 – invalided sick to England on 19 April 1917 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 – died on 3 September 1918 of wounds received that day – buried in Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery (grave III.E.1), 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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