Thursday 8 October 2009

Private Irvin Andrew Hildebrandt

Born on 13 December 1897 in Zurich, Ontario - son of William Hildebrandt, Hensall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Hensall, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 161st Battalion, CEF, in Hensall, Ontario, on 20 February 1916 (number 654526) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 29 December 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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