Wednesday 27 March 2013

Lance-Corporal Wilfred George Hendy

Born on 28 December 1894 in Bristol, England - son of George Hendy, Bristol, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served with the 43rd Regiment's guards at Petawawa (5 August 1915 to 17 January 1916), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, weight of 145 pounds, fair complexion, light hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Pembroke, Ontario, on 18 January 1916 (number 788848) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of L/Cpl Hendy's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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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