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  • Records are sketchy for Philip Twaduklum but here is what we know:

    – he was born in Bosrab, Russia on 12 December 1886, son of Nikit Twaduklum (Attestation)

    – he came to Canada in 1908 (1921 Census)

    – not found in 1911 Canadian Census

    Philip enlisted with the 227th “Men of the North” Battalion in Sudbury, Ontario on 20 May 1916. He claimed to be single and working as a builder. He arrived in England aboard the S.S. Carpathia on 22 April 1917 and was put in the 8th Reserve Battalion until being assigned to the 102nd Battalion in August. He went to France with the 102nd. On 19 December 1917 he was admitted to #22 Casualty Clearing Station with contusions to the head. He was in #18 General Hospital in Camiers from 23 December until 4 January 1918, when he was invalided to England. He recovered in two hospitals there until 15 March 1918.  In May 1918 Philip was transferred to the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops and he went back to France with that unit in July 1918. He served there until January 1919 when he returned to England and then, in March, to Canada. Philip’s service record contains documentation that he was a widower with three children: daughters Siuba (b. about 1908) and Efimia (b. about 1910); and son, Peter (b. about 1912).  His wife’s name was Malania.  Philip received his official discharge in Toronto on 06 April 1919 due to demobilization. (Service Record – LAC)

    – in 1921 Philip was staying in a CPR construction camp near Swift Current, Saskatchewan working as a labourer on the railway (1921 Canadian Census)

    – he moved to the Kenora district

    – on 22 December 1943 Philip was accidentally killed at Camp 44 of the Ontario Minnesota Pulp & Paper Company following the premature explosion of dynamite (obituary).

    Philip is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

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  • Regimental Number:
  • 1003236
  • Service Record:
  • Link to Service Record
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Battalion:
  • 227th Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Country:
  • Russia
  • Next of Kin:
  • Nikit Twaduklum - Father
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Date of Birth:
  • December 12, 1886
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Builder
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • May 20, 1916
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 29
  • Religion:
  • Greek Catholic
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • December 22, 1943
  • Age at Death:
  • 57
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 36E-35-1
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Records are sketchy for Philip Twaduklum but here is what we know:

    – he was born in Bosrab, Russia on 12 December 1886, son of Nikit Twaduklum (Attestation)

    – he came to Canada in 1908 (1921 Census)

    – not found in 1911 Canadian Census

    Philip enlisted with the 227th “Men of the North” Battalion in Sudbury, Ontario on 20 May 1916. He claimed to be single and working as a builder. He arrived in England aboard the S.S. Carpathia on 22 April 1917 and was put in the 8th Reserve Battalion until being assigned to the 102nd Battalion in August. He went to France with the 102nd. On 19 December 1917 he was admitted to #22 Casualty Clearing Station with contusions to the head. He was in #18 General Hospital in Camiers from 23 December until 4 January 1918, when he was invalided to England. He recovered in two hospitals there until 15 March 1918.  In May 1918 Philip was transferred to the 6th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops and he went back to France with that unit in July 1918. He served there until January 1919 when he returned to England and then, in March, to Canada. Philip’s service record contains documentation that he was a widower with three children: daughters Siuba (b. about 1908) and Efimia (b. about 1910); and son, Peter (b. about 1912).  His wife’s name was Malania.  Philip received his official discharge in Toronto on 06 April 1919 due to demobilization. (Service Record – LAC)

    – in 1921 Philip was staying in a CPR construction camp near Swift Current, Saskatchewan working as a labourer on the railway (1921 Canadian Census)

    – he moved to the Kenora district

    – on 22 December 1943 Philip was accidentally killed at Camp 44 of the Ontario Minnesota Pulp & Paper Company following the premature explosion of dynamite (obituary).

    Philip is buried in Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario.

    Twaduklum-Philip-1 Twaduklum-Philip-2

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  • Twaduklum, Philip Image
  • Regimental Number:
  • 1003236
  • Force:
  • Canadian Expeditionary Force
  • Battalion:
  • 227th Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Next of Kin:
  • Nikit Twaduklum - Father
  • Date of Birth:
  • December 12, 1886
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Country:
  • Russia
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Builder
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Sudbury, Ontario
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • May 20, 1916
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 29
  • Religion:
  • Greek Catholic
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • December 22, 1943
  • Age at Death:
  • 57
  • Buried at:
  • Lake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario
  • Plot:
  • 36E-35-1
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
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