Friday, December 31, 2010

Private Thomas Edgar Greenfield - 412742

According to his attestation papers dated February 24, 1915 at Lindsay, Ontario, Thomas Edgar Greenfield was born on October 31, 1894 at Humber Bay.  He listed his father Thomas Greenfield, Humber Bay, as his next of kin.  He was a labourer and had no previous military experience.  He was 23 years and 5 months of age and stood 5 feet 8 inches in height.  He had brown eyes, dark brown hair and a fresh complexion.  He had a scar on his right shin.  He was a member of the Church of England. 

Thomas Edgar Greenfield was a member of the 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), when was killed on June 3, 1916 during an attack on Zillebeke.  His remains were never found and he is listed on the Menin Gate Memorial in the Town of Ypres, Belgium. 

Thomas' brother Samuel also enlisted but survived the war.  I am not sure of the relationship between Thomas and Albert Greenfield.

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