Sunday 31 March 2013

Private James Hayes

Born on 24 May 1893 in England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Hyam Wood, Richmond, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment (three years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.25 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410162) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF - wounded on 7 December 1915 - wounded on 8 March 1916.

(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)

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