Sunday 29 November 2009

Private Gordon Hunt

Born on 10 November 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of B.J. Hunt, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Renfrew, Ontario, trade as sheet metal worker, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the Railway Construction and Forestry Depot, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 June 1917 (number 1042063) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps in France on 28 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 or 7 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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