Wednesday 21 October 2009

Lance-Corporal Arthur Hockney

Born on 2 February 1892 in Walthampton, Essex, England - son of Jane Hockney, Mimico, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as fitter, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410774) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 26 June 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave Special Memorial A.9), 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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