Wednesday 14 October 2009

Captain Riel Hillier

Born in 1866 in Frontenac County, Ontario - husband of Cora Hillier, Leamington, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as physician and surgeon, married, currently a member of the Active Militia, previously served in the North West Rebellion and with the 1st Hussars (thirteen years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 8 inches, chest of 42 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Medical Corps on 10 February 1915 - taken on the strength of the Canadian Army Medical Corps in Salonika on 29 July 1915 - transferred to service in France on 9 May 1917 - attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as the battalion Medical Officer on 18 June 1917 - rejoined the Canadian Army Medical Corps on 17 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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