Monday 31 August 2009

Private William Henry Russell Hart

Born on 27 August 1898 in Toronto, Ontario - son of Williamina Hart, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother, trade as chauffeur, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 7.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 26 January 1917 (number 513863) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - died on 26 April 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery (grave I.A.23), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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