Sydney Frederick Tichborne signature

On this day in 1918, Sydney Frederick Tichborne, a physician, was conscripted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Kingston. He was a graduate of Queen’s University who joined No. 3 Depot of the Canadian Army Medical Corps with the rank of lieutenant. On his Officer’s Declaration paper he gave his current address as Camp Rathbun, Deseronto, where he was working as a Medical Officer. He was born in Enniskillen, Lambton County on 27th October, 1894, the son of William Frederick Tichborne and Grizella (née Hamilton).

Tichborne was described as six feet two inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he left Canada in September 1918. He served in Shorncliffe in England and at the Kinmel Park Canadian army camp in Wales. Tichborne left England on the SS Minnekahda on July 4th, 1919 and was demobilized in Ottawa on July 18th.

He married Dorothea Saunders (born Kennell), probably in Carbon, Pennsylvania. On April 1st, 1940 the couple were living there with their daughter, Dorothea’s father, and a housekeeper. Three days later, on April 4th, Sydney Tichborne died in Toronto.