Tuesday 9 October 2012

Private Thomas Henry Trickey

Born on 25 December 1878 in Bristol, England – husband of Elizabeth Trickey, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as fireman; married; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 73rd Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 6 September 1915 (number 132249) – landed in France with the 73rd Battalion on 12 August 1916 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 21 April 1917 – transferred to the 42nd Battalion, CEF, on 1 January 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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