Thursday 10 September 2009

Sergeant James Hawkins

Born on 14 October 1895 in Suffolk, England - son of Jonah Hawkins, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Government House, Ottawa, Ontario, trade as footman, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 6 feet 1 inch, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 June 1916 (number 246603) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - 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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