Wednesday 11 November 2009

Private James Hoskins

Born on 1 August 1897 in Martley, Worcestershire, England - brother of Thomas William Hoskins, Martley, Worcestershire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Omemee, Ontario, trade as farm labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 2.25 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 724104) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery (grave C.14), France.

(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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