Saturday 7 November 2009

Private Percy Edward Joseph Horn

Born on 10 May 1899 in London, England - son of Florence Horn, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother, trade as blacksmith, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 2.25 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, hazel eyes, medium hair.

Joined the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 19 October 1917 (number 2499114) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps in the field on 26 January 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 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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