Saturday 10 November 2012

Corporal Thomas Varley

Born on 10 October 1884 in Bilston Staffs, England – brother of Mrs. R.O. Walker, Winnipeg, Manitoba – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; trade as waiter; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 128th Battalion, CEF, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on 19 January 1916 (number 781918) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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