Monday 26 October 2009

Private Amèdée Hoile

Born on 6 September 1898 in Bonfield, Ontario - son of Seraphin and Clara Hoile, Bonfield, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Bonfield, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, currently a member of the 97th Regiment, no previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 5.25 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in North Bay, Ontario, on 15 April 1916 (number 649168) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - killed in action on 30 October 1917 - name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 10-18-26-28), Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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