Tuesday 28 July 2009

Private Benjamin Hamilton

Born on 8 August 1896 in Prospect, Ontario - son of Mrs. Annie Hamilton, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario, single, Church of England, trade as farming, no current or previous military experience, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 4 January 1918 (number 3055401) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - wounded on 23 October 1918 - invalided to England on 26 October 1918.

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