Saturday 28 November 2009

Private Claude Frederick Hunt

Born on 10 February 1892 in Norwich, England - husband of Elizabeth Hunt, Brantford, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as labourer, married, currently a member of the 38th Regiment, no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 16 June 1916 (number 270468) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 10 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 14 January 1919.

(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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