Saturday 27 October 2012

Private Thomas Twiname

Born on 9 June 1893 in Kirkcudbright, Scotland – son of David Twiname, Deenfries, Scotland – brother of Mrs. Agnes Twiname, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farm labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 25 May 1915 (number 410644) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – struck off strength to England on 25 April 1919 to be demobilized.

(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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