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Corporal Roland Lewis Tuffin

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1896-03-12
Place of birth: Mersea Township, Ontario, Canada
Next of kin: George Tuffin, brother. Wheatley, Ontario
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Farmer
Occupation (normalized): General Farmer
Address: Wheatley, Ontario
Religion: Methodist
Date of death: 1922-02-21

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 880509
Final Rank: Corporal (18th Battalion)
Rank detail
  1. Corporal, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1917-09-16 to 1918-12-12
  2. Private, 186th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army). 1916-03-15 to 1917-04-07
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Battle wounded/killed: Gassed
Commemoration location: Wheatley Legion

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 283747
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B9814-S009
Uploader's Notes: Roland Lewis Tuffin's father was John Tuffin born 1862 and his mother was Elizabeth Jane Reid Tufin(1856-1937) who in 1911 were living together in Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario and Roland and brother George were Farmers. Roland enlisted on 15 March 1916 into the 186th (Kent) Battalion in Wheatley Ontario. The 186th sailed for England on 28 March 1917 where it was absorbed into the 4th Reserve Battalion on 7 April 1917. Pte Roland Tuffin was soon transferred to the 18th (Western Ontario) Battalion which was part on the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. Pte R L Tuffin was with the 18th Battalion in France and Flanders where he suffered from Gas Attacks. Corporal Tuffin was discharged on 21 March 1919 in London Ontario. Roland Lewis soon relocated to RR#1, Blytherwood, Essex County, where he died on 21 Feb 1922. Roland Tuffin is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Wheatley Chatham-Kent near his mother, Elizabeth Jane Reid Tuffin who died later on 23 Feb 1937.
Uploader's Research notes: Roland Lewis Tuffin's father was John Tuffin born 1862 and his mother was Elizabeth Jane Reid Tufin(1856-1937) who in 1911 were living together in Mersea Township, Essex County, Ontario and Roland and brother George were Farmers. Roland enlisted on 15 March 1916 into the 186th (Kent) Battalion in Wheatley Ontario. The 186th sailed for England on 28 March 1917 where it was absorbed into the 4th Reserve Battalion on 7 April 1917. Pte Roland Tuffin was soon transferred to the 18th (Western Ontario) Battalion which was part on the 4th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Division. Pte R L Tuffin was with the 18th Battalion in France and Flanders where he suffered from Gas Attacks. Corporal Tuffin was discharged on 21 March 1919 in London Ontario. Roland Lewis soon relocated to RR#1, Blytherwood, Essex County, where he died on 21 Feb 1922. Roland Tuffin is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Wheatley Chatham-Kent near his mother, Elizabeth Jane Reid Tuffin who died later on 23 Feb 1937.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2009-04-04
Last modified: 2021-03-23