Wednesday 10 October 2012

Private Wilfred Gough Tripp

Born on 26 June 1896 in Montreal, Quebec – son of Rev. Frederick Tripp, Shawville, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Shawville, Quebec; trade as bookkeeper; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11.25 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 74th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 23 January 1917 (number 344946) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 – wounded on 1 October 1918 – invalided to England on 8 October 1918.

(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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