Saturday 24 October 2009

Private George Patrick Hogan

Born on 4 October 1894 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - nephew of Peter Fournier, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lineman, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 January 1915 (number 410508) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 27 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 June 1917 - struck off the strength to the 1st Tram Company, Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 23 November 1917, wounded on 29 May 1918.

(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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