Thursday 3 January 2013

Private Thomas Edwin Weir

Born on 19 April 1885 in Torholton Township, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Weir, Woodlawn, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as school-teacher; single; no current military service; previously received training at CSCI[?] (six weeks); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1916 (number 246024) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 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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