Saturday 17 October 2009

Private James Hiscox

Born on 5 February 1880 in Leeds, England - husband of Agnes Hiscox, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plasterer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, light blue eyes, iron grey hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 January 1915 (number 410309) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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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