Sunday 2 August 2009

Private Spencer Hamilton

Born on 17 January 1887 in Jeanette Creek, Ontario - husband of Florence Hamilton, Chatham, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Detroit, Michigan, trade as machinist, married, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 25 November 1916 (number 513359) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 3 or 4 February 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 February 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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