Thursday 10 December 2009

Private William John Hussick

Born on 7 February 1885 in Ottawa, Ontario (gives 1895 on 1918 reenlistment) - husband of Mary Allice (or Ann) Hussick, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as engineer, married (for five years with one 18 month old son and one three year old daughter), currently a member of the 43rd Regiment, Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles, previously served with the Canadian Engineers (seven years), Prebyterian, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 April 1915 (number 410115) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 25 May 1916 as medically unfit - joined the Volunteer Railway Depot, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, as a sapper on 3 April 1918 (number 2500156) - joined the 13th Light Railway Operating Company, CRT, CEF, in the field on 9 July 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)


Anonymous said...

William Hussick was my grandfather. He is burried in beachwood cemetary in ottawa in the war memorial section. his wife mary alice (Orr) died 15 oct 1918 of the spanish flu. he had 4 child that reched adulthood. 1 boy 3 girls. My father Basil was born in 1910 and served in the second world war, he passed away in 1974. At 45 years of age, I am the youngest of his 15 children (not a typo)

Anonymous said...

This man, William Hussick, is my great grandfather. One of his daughters is my grandmother. I only recently found out about him while helping my father look for his family history. It certainly is interesting to see one of your relatives information on a blog. Thank you for putting this and others information out there, honoring the service these men did for their country.

Laura McCarthy