Tuesday 16 October 2012

Private Thomas James Tucker

Born on 11 September 1889 in North Bay, Ontario – son of Mrs. T. Tucker, Westboro, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Westboro, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as butcher; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 January 1918 (number 4025025) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – invalided sick to England on 1 January 1919.

(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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