Sunday 27 September 2009

Sergeant Robert Stanley Hendry

Born on 5 September 1890 in Clarkson, Ontario - son of Francis and Lavinia Frances Hendry, Mimico, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gardener, single, no current or previous military service, Protestant, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 December 1915 (number 775075) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - invalided sick to England on 16 December 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - killed in action on 30 October 1918 - buried in Denain Communal Cemetery (grave A.22), 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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