Friday 9 October 2009

Private Alfred Hill

Born on 3 December 1897 in Middlesex County, England - friend of Ferding [?] Prudhomme, South Indian, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in South Indian, Ontario, single, Roman Catholic, trade as farm labourer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 4020215) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - invalided sick to England on 14 January 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)

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