Friday 30 October 2009

Private Albert Ernest Hollings

Born on 20 February 1895 in Waynetown, Indiana - son of Jessie Hollings, Folkestone, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Calgary, Alberta, trade as fireman, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 5 January 1916 (number 207469) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 May 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 24 April 1919.

(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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is my Grandfather.