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Taylor, Foster Chipman, 817944, Sergeant
Taylor, James Robert, 877863, Private
Taylor, John Alfred, 237554, Private (d. 1918)
Taylor, Montgomery, 922675, Private
Taylor, Robert, 400301, Private
Taylor, Thomas Alexander Hatch, Major
Thallon, William Forsyth, 201927, Private
Thistle, Gordon F., 727603, Sergeant, M.M.
Thom, Alexander, 171225, Sergeant, M.M.
Thomas, Frederick Gordon, 781468, Corporal, M.M.
Thornton, Harry Clarence, 100889, Private
Tily, John William, 922546, Private
Tingley, Luther Thomas, (Orig. #71230), Lieutenant
Toombs, John Garth, 712992, Private
Towe, John Lester, 640064, Private
Tower, Daniel Alberton, 832104, Private
Tozer, William Peachey, (Orig. #65988), Lieutenant
Tracey, Maurice, 57955, Lance Corporal
Travis, Clifford Weldon, Lieutenant (c1893-1918)
Treebell, Clarence W., 868115, Private
Tremblay, John, 889872, Private (d. 1917)
Tucker, -, Sergeant
Tucker, George William, Lieutenant, M.C., M.M.
Tucker, William, 141795, Private
Tucker, William Frederick, Lieutenant
Tunnah, John (aka John Turner), 736243, Private
Turner, Frank, 240213, Private

Taylor, Foster Chipman, 817944, Sergeant

Sergeant F.C. Taylor was detached to the 26th Battalion, Unit Group No. 3 "C" St. John on 25 March 1918, for the purpose of demobilization.


Taylor, James Robert, 877863, Private

Private J.R. Taylor was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax "B" on 25 March 1918, for the purpose of demobilization.


Taylor, John Alfred, 237554, Private (d. 1918)

The CWGC on-line database states that Private J.A. Taylor died on 13 May 1918, and was buried at Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere (Grave Ref. II.H.14).  The War Diary states that, "237554 Pte TAYLOR was buried at BRETENCOURT. Ref. Map 51.c.S.E. R.25.c.3.3." at 4.30 p.m. on 12 May 1918, but there is no indication of how he met his death.  A later list of casualties gives a date of 13 May for his death.


Taylor, Montgomery, 922675, Private

Private Montgomery Taylor was wounded on 8 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Taylor, Robert, 400301, Private

Private R. Taylor was wounded on 1 October 1918.


Taylor, Thomas Alexander Hatch, Major

Lieutenant Thomas A.H. Taylor appears to have been the senior officer of the 6th Brigade CMG Company at the time of its formation in early 1916.  On 20th March, he was promoted to Captain and given command of the company.  Three days later he went on leave to England, from which he returned on 3 April.  On 6 April, at 4.30 a.m. he was wounded by shrapnel at Voormezele, and obviously evacuated to England, becasue the War Diary notes that he returned to duty from there on 9 July 1916.  Captain Taylor went on leave to England on 5 November 1916, after which Captain Eastham took over permanent command of the Company, so presumably Taylor was posted elsewhere at this time.


Thallon, William Forsyth, 201927, Private

Private W.F. Thallon was wounded on 6 September 1918.


Thistle, Gordon F., 727603, Sergeant, M.M.

Sergeant Gordon Thistle was recommended for the Military Medal by his O.C., Major E.W. Sansom, for actions during the period 9-15 October 1918.  He received this award on 19 November 1918.


Thom, Alexander, 171225, Sergeant, M.M.

Corporal Alexander Thom is mentioned in a report dated 26 August 1918 which accompanies the Battalion War Diaries: "'C' Battery with the 24th Cdn. Inf. Battalion without Officers and reduced to 6 Guns and very slim gun crews was taken over by 67235 Corporal McALLISTER and under his directions three Guns dribbled forward to ULSTER Trench and three under 171225 Corporal THOM to UNION Trench. From here they got into action against numerous small parties of the enemy who were attempting to advance. Corporal McALLISTER proved a resourceful and courageous leader. He re-organized the Gun crews and collected a few Infantrymen to assist as carriers and in belt filling. Corporal THOM's crews were not sufficient to get sufficient ammunition and he made several trips across the open bringing up belt boxes."

By the time that A. Thom was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918, he had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.


Thomas, Frederick Gordon, 781468, Corporal, M.M.

Corporal F.G. Thomas was wounded on 9 October 1918.  He was recommended for the Military Medal by his O.C., for his actions during the Battle of Cambrai, and received the M.M. on 19 November 1918.


Thornton, Harry Clarence, 100889, Private

Private H.C. Thornton was wounded on 24 September 1918.


Tily, John William, 922546, Private

The War Diary states that Private J.A. Tilly [sic] was wounded during the battalion's support of raids carried out by 5th and 6th Canadian Infantry Brigades on 22 May 1918.  A later list of casualties suggests that he and several other soldiers were actually wounded on 20 May, and gives his name as J.W. TILY, which corresponds with the information provided by the Natial Archives of Canada on-line CEF database.


Tingley, Luther Thomas, (Orig. #71230), Lieutenant

6th Bde. CMG Company War Diary entry for 17 September 1917 (Maisnil Bouche): "Corps Routine Order No. 1442 dated 14/9/1917 awarded the Military Medal to the following N.C.O's of this unit ... No. 71230  Sgt. L.T. Tingley."  On 4 November 1917, just prior to the attack on Passchendaele village, he was commander of No.7 and No. 8 Machine-gun crews, as well as an attached gun (No. 11) from the 5th Bde. CMG Coy, which relieved the 4th Bde. CMG Coy. that night.  They were pulled back into reserve the following day.

He was obviously later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, as this is the rank showing in the National Archives of Canada CEF Database.


Toombs, John Garth, 712992, Private

Private J.G. Toombs was detached to the 25th Cdn. Battalion, Unit Group No. 1 "A" Charlottetown on 25 March 1918, for the purpose of demobilization.


Tozer, William Peachey, (Orig. #65988), Lieutenant

Lieut. W.P. Tozer was in "B" Battery of No.1 Company 2nd Battalion CMG Company from March 1918 until he was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.  He had returned to duty by the time the October Nominal Roll was compiled, and continued to serve in "B" Battery until the end of March 1918.


Towe, John Lester, 640064, Private

Private J.L. Towe was wounded on 10 September 1918.  The War Diary entry for this day includes the following: "'E' Battery relieved 'F' Battery and 'H' Battery relieved 'G' Battery.  Great deal of difficulty was experienced in making relief owing to guns being changed in their positions.  Six casualties were caused by enemy shelling during relief and two tripods hit."


Tower, Daniel Alberton, 832104, Private

Private D.A. Tower was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax "B" on 25 March 1918, for the purpose of demobilization.


Tracey, Maurice, 57955, Lance Corporal

Acting Corporal M. Tracey was wounded on 22 May 1918.  This may have been as a result of No. 3 Company's support of a midnight raid carried out by the 6th Brigade.


Travis, Clifford Weldon, Lieutenant (c1893-1918)

Clifford Weldon Travis was born c. 1893, son of Mr & Mrs .C.B. Travis (later of Sydney, Nova Scotia).

Lieut. C.W. Travis was posted to the 5th CMG Company and reported for duty on 22 March 1918.  After the re-organization of the companies into the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps in late March, he was in "C" Battery, No. 1 Company.

Lieutenant Travis was killed in action on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras, and buried at Quebec Cemetery (Grave Ref. D.14).  On the morning of that day, the company continued the advance which had commenced two days earlier, with the objective being to take the village of Cagnicourt.  "C" Battery was in the centre of the attack, which began at 12.30 p.m.  The following extract from a report accompanying the War Diary for that day describes the action: "The attack progressed favourably until the crest of the hill in O.34 and U.3 was reached.  Here the attacking troops came under extremely heavy machine gun fire from UPTON WOODS and SABLE ?ITS.  This caused very severe casualties amongst the Infantry and Machine Gunners.  'A' Battery lost two Officers, 'B' Battery 3 Officers, and 'C' Battery 3 Officers.  All Batteries also lost heavily in Gunners ... 'C' Battery with the 24th Cdn. Inf. Battalion without Officers and reduced to 6 Guns and very slim gun crews was taken over by 67235 Corporal McALLISTER and under his directions three Guns dribbled forward to ULSTER Trench and three under 171225 Corporal THOM to UNION Trench.  From here they got into action against numerous small parties of the enemy who were attempting to advance.  Corporal McALLISTER proved a resourceful and courageous leader.  He re-organized the Gun crews and collected a few Infantrymen to assist as carriers and in belt filling.  Corporal THOM's crews were not sufficient to get sufficient ammunition and he made several trips across the open bringing up belt boxes ... On the night 28/29th the Batteries withdrew at 1.00 a.m. upon relief by the 1st Battalion, C.M.G.C., and moved back to billets ..."


Treebell, Clarence W., 868115, Private

Private C.W. Treebell was wounded in October 1918.


Tremblay, John, 889872, Private (d. 1917)

Private John Tremblay died on 31 October 1917, and is buried at the Tyne Cot Cemetery, near Ypres (Sp.Mem.42).


Tucker, -, Sergeant

3 July 1916 Sgt. Tucker proceeded (from Reningelst) to Camiers on Course of Instruction in Mechanism of Vickers Gun.

Donald Fraser reports in his diary (The Journal of Private Fraser, ed. Reginald H. Roy, publ. 1998, CEF Books) on 17 October 1916, that, "Sgts. Tucker and McGirr and Cpl. Hun have been awarded M.M.'s in connection with the Somme offensive."


Tucker, George William, (Orig. #629601), Lieutenant, M.C., M.M.

During June and July 1918 several sources in the War Diary show Lt. G.W. Tucker, M.C., M.M., as O.C. of "H" Battery, No. 2 Company.  By 9 August 1918 he had been promoted to Acting Captain, and commanded "H" Battery No. 2 Company during the Battle of Amiens.  On 30 September he assumed command of No. 2 Company on returning from leave.


Tucker, William, 141795, Private

 The War Diary for the 2nd Battalion CMGCorps contains the following entry for 7 June 1918: "Artillery (Hostile) was very much more active on whole Divisional Front, especially in support area.  Casualties:- 141795 Pte Tucker, W.  57110 Pte Lambert, J. - Slightly wounded."


Tucker, William Frederick, Lieutenant

On 18 January 1917 the 6th Bde. CMG Coy. War Diary shows that Lt. Tucker returned to the company, then located at Dieval, from leave, suggesting that he had been with the unit previously, although no mention of him has been found.  Two weeks latet, on 1 February, while the company was at Burbure, he proceeded on map-reading course at Pernes, returning on 9 February.

On 9 April 1917 during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Lt Tucker was in charge of 2 gun crews in No. 3 Section which advanced on the right of "D" Company 29th Infantry Battalion.  While two guns under the O.C. Lt. Hardiman covered the advance of "D" Company, "Lt. Tucker with two guns entered the wood [Bois des Ville], dug in and got into action firing heavily upon enemies artillery with good results until ammunition began to run short when men were sent back to carry up supply."  On the following day, No 3 Section brought all four guns to bear on hostile troops massing North of Willerval.  "Hostile parties were dispersed and heavy casualties inflicted. Late in the afternoon the 27th and 29th Bns advanced strong patrols towards the Sunken Road and Railway. The left advance of 29th Bn was covered by a barrage from these guns and captured German gun 10 000 rounds being fired ... Lt. Tucker ... rendered exceptionally good services throughout whole of the operations." [War Diary]  On 27 April 1917 Lt Tucker was in charge of No. 3 Section, at that time based at the Farbus-Vimy Rwy Embankment, on the eastern side of Vimy Ridge.  By 8-10 May he was with four mobile guns at aposition 300 yards in front of the Farbus-Vimy Rwy Embankment.

Between 2 and 14 August Lt Tucker was in charge of No. 1 Section (and battery commander) at barrage positions in Lens suburbs (J Battery).  On 25 August notification received that Lt Tucker awarded the Military Cross.  Four days later, on 29 September, he attended M.G. Course in Camiers for a month, returning on 29 October.  On 5 November Lt Tucker was still in charge of No. 1 Section at Potijze, where they were preparing for the Passchendaele attack.

On 14 January 1918 Lt Tucker proceeded on 14 days' leave to England, returning to his unit on 31 January.  He was O.C. of No. 1 Section on 10 February.  Two weeks later, on 26 February 1918 Lt Tucker attended a lecture in Camblain l'Abbe by General Byng on the Cambrai offensive, and on 2 March he proceeded on a course at the Corps Gas School.  After this date, there is no further mention of him in the War Diaries.


Tunnah, John (aka John Turner), 736243, Private

Private J. Tunnah was gassed on 8 September 1918.


Turner, Frank, 240213, Private

Private Frank Turner was wounded on 7 November 1918.


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