Kenora Great War Project


Personal Details
Date of BirthDecember 12, 1886
Marital StatusSingle
Next of KinNikit Twaduklum - Father
Trade / CallingBuilder
ReligionGreek Catholic
Service Details
Regimental Number1003236
Service Record Link to Service Record
Battalion227th Battalion
ForceCanadian Expeditionary Force
BranchCanadian Infantry
Enlisted / ConscriptedEnlisted
Address at EnlistmentSudbury, Ontario
Date of EnlistmentMay 20, 1916
Age at Enlistment29
Theatre of ServiceEurope
Prisoner of WarNo
Survived WarYes
Death Details
Date of DeathDecember 22, 1943
Age at Death57
Buried AtLake of the Woods Cemetery, Kenora, Ontario

Twaduklum, Philip

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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