Thursday 15 October 2009

Private Edward Laurel Hinchey

Born on 1 July 1895 in Shannonville, Ontario - son of Baptiste Hinchey, Shannonville, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Shannonville, Ontario, single, Methodist, trade as farmer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 19 April 1918 (number 3057850) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 24 February 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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