Thursday 10 December 2009

Private Frank Samuel Hutchins

Born on 16 July 1875 in London, England - son of Laura Hutchins, Devonshire, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 5 January 1916 (number 725117) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 24 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 24 August 1918 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(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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