Friday 2 October 2009

Acting-Corporal (Private) John Hetherington

Born on 15 February 1895 in Napanee, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. R. Hetherington, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student, single, no current military service, previously served with cadet corps, Church of England, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 7 April 1915 (number 411131) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF - wounded on 2 or 3 June 1916.

(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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