Wednesday 4 November 2009

Private Nelson Alexander Hooper

Born on 5 September 1898 in Eastport, Maine - son of Gertrude Laghton[?], Eastport, Maine - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Eastport, Maine, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 31 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Aldershot, Nova Scotia, on 10 September 1916 (number 1033299) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 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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