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Coghill, John George


Regimental number: 502654
Battalion / unit at enlistment: Canadian Enginers Overseas
U of S affiliation at enlistment: had degree or certificate
Birth: 21 Dec 1888, Shrewsbury, England
College Building memorial: First floor, southeast
Slide number(s): HR-1021

U of S attendance

Entry date College Left - date Left - reason Degree Degree - date Notes
1911 Arts - Presb 1915 grad B.A. 1915

Military service - attestation

Volunteer/drafted: volunteer
Attestation place: Toronto
Attestation date: 1 Feb 1916
Present address: Toronto, ON
Occupation: student
Religion: Presbyterian
Age: 27 years, 1 months
Height (inches): 66.25
Chest expansion (inches): 35.50
Amount of expansion (inches): 3.50
Previous military service: active militia
Notes: 2nd F.C.C.E.

Military service - assignments

Group Type Location First known date Last known date Reason for end of assignment Notes
4th Can Div HQ Signalleres Signaller  UK       RoH
SSC            CB


Rank Date Notes
Sapper   RoS


Mother: Coghill, Helen
Mother's Address: St. Mary St., Shrewsbury,

Non-military addresses

Address Occupation Earliest date Latest date Source Notes
Shrewsbury, UK student 1911 1915 U of S Calendar
Esterhazy    1928   1928 list
1928 list = "List of Students who enlisted during the Great War," U of S Archives. The list was completed after F. Underhill went to the University of Toronto in 1927; probably in conjunction with the Memorial Gates. Some of the addresses may be from an earlier date.


National Archives reference: RG 150 Box 1839 - 25
College Building list #: 23
Roll of Honour list #: 45
Roll of Service (1928) #: 125
Long List #: 125

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