Sunday 30 August 2009

Private Gerald Way Hart

Born on 13 November 1889 in Wilfred, Ontario - son of Eda Hart, Pefferlaw, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pefferlaw, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 669670) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded on 25 or 29 June 1917 - invalided to England on 6 September 1917.

(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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