Thursday 17 September 2009

Private Thomas Hazell

Born on 3 October 1890 in London, England - husband of Matilda Hazell, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as wife, trade as florist, married with one child, no current military service, previously served with the Royal Berkshire Regiment (eight years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 10 December 1915 (number 189615) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 19 or 20 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916 - transferred to the 4th Canadian Labour Battalion, CEF, on 14 March 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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