Thursday 10 September 2009

Private Henry Hawkins

Born on 17 March 1874 in Reinham, Kent, England - husband of Sarah Hawkins, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife, trade as labourer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 6 feet 0 inches, chest of 38.25 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 28 December 1915 (number 775302) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 31 July 1917 - invalided to England on 15 August 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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