171758 Pte. Thomas Henry "Reginald" Daniels was born on February 23rd, 1894, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to parents George and Sarah Anne Daniels, who were born in England and emigrated to Canada before 1881.

Signing himself as Reginald in attestation papers, he had three older sisters: Susannah Eliza May, Anne Elizabeth and Emily (Emma) Henrietta Daniels. He also had two older brothers: William and Earnest David Daniels (my great grandfather).

On August 17th, 1915, when he was 21 years old, and a Teamster by trade, Reginald attested into the 83rd (Queen's Own Rifles) Battalion, in Toronto. Subsequently, he was one of 241 men transferred to the 4th CMR in June 1916, after the 4th CMR's huge losses in the "Battle for Mount Sorrel" on June 2nd 1916.

It was during the 4th CMR's first night back in the front line at Mouquet Farm, Pozières, near Arras, France, following recent action and rest, that Reginald was killed following a heavy bombardment of shells and poison gas on September 12th, 1916. He was just 22 years old.

171581, Pte. Thomas Henry Reginald Daniels' name can be found on Vimy Ridge Memorial, Vimy, France.

The above biography and newspaper photograph are with thanks to Maryann Hazelwood.