Tuesday 14 July 2009

Private Hector Fraser Gunn

Born on 18 May 1891 in Wick, Scotland - son of Mr. J.S. Gunn, Caithness, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as banker, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 9.75 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 December 1915 (number 145620) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 6 July 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - served with reserve units - discharged from the CEF in England on 25 April 1917 - taken on the strength of the Imperial Army on 25 April 1917 in order to be commissioned.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.105)

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