Monday 20 July 2009

Private Norman George Hailswood

Born on 3 July 1897 in Preston, England - next of kin listed as Miss Cathleen Elizabeth Bradshaw, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as mechanic, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4.25 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario on 19 May 1916 (number 246320) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - invalided sick to England on 11 October 1918.

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