Wednesday 2 December 2009

Private John Hunter

Born on 13 July 1892 in Innisfil Township, Simcoe County, Ontario - son of William Hunter, Allandale, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Kingston, Ontario, trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 44 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, light blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined No. 3 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 13 March 1917 (number 2043035) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - wounded on 12 or 27 October 1917 - invalided to England on 10 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

(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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