Sunday 20 September 2009

Private Albert Hibbard

Born on 1 January 1891 in Guildford, Surrey, England - husband of Annie Hibbard, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as dominion policeman, married, no current military service, previously served with the Governor General's Foot Guards (5.5 years), Church of England, height of 6 feet 0 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 5 February 1916 (number 639300) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 28 July 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion and transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool on 8 June 1918.

(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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