Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Private Frederick Joseph Hoath

Born on 9 October 1886 in Jarvis Brook, Sussex, England - son of Samuel Hoath, Jarvis Brook, Sussex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7.75 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410773) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 11 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Hoath's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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