Tuesday 8 December 2009

Private Albert Hurst

Born on 14 December 1887 in Manchester, England - husband of Nellie Hurst, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as miner, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, sandy hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, on 23 September 1915 (number 219654) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 23 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 October 1916 - wounded on 3 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 17 November 1916 - transferred to the 1st Tram Company, Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 23 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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