Saturday 8 August 2009

Company Sergeant-Major (Warrant Officer Class II) Hugh Handyside

Born on 6 October 1886 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Hugh Handyside, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as trainman, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 11.25 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, clear complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410346) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 5 June 1916 - wounded on 1 September 1916 - wounded on 5 May 1917.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Awarded the Military Medal.

Lived in Ottawa, Ontario, after the war on Parkdale Avenue.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, 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)

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