Sunday 4 October 2009

Private Albert Ernest Hicks

Born on 24 January 1892 in Dutton, Ontario - son of Mrs. Sarah Hicks, Dutton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Dutton, Ontario, trade as miller, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 16 December 1915 (number 189771) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - wounded on 10 February 1917 - invalided to England on 25 February 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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