Sunday 30 August 2009

Private John Hart

Born on 12 April 1894 in Montreal, Quebec - friend of John Jones, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster, single, no current military service, previously served in the American field artillery (three years), Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410760) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool on 20 February 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)

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