Monday 10 August 2009

Private James Robert Hanley

Born on 29 March 1897 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Elizabeth Hanley, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as driver, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 January 1916 (number 669177) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 15 April 1917 as a minor.

(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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