Tuffin, Roland Lewis: Service no. 880509

Digitized Service Record

Source: Via Dawn Heuston post at the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.


Photograph attributed to Roland Lewis Tuffin. Contributed by Dawn Heuston via the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

Roland Lewis Tuffin Father was John Tuffin born 1862 and 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 RR1 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.


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