Thursday 8 October 2009

Private Ole Hildahl

Born on 19 December 1892 in Benson, Minnesota - brother of Mrs. Dart, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Estevan, Saskatchewan, single, Lutheran, trade as farmer, no current or previous military service, height of 6 feet 2 inches, chest of 41 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 12 January 1918 (number 257116) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 5 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - 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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