Saturday 3 October 2009

Private Ralph Ruddell Hewitt

Born on 25 November 1894 in Chelsea, Quebec - son of Sarah Hewitt, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother, trade as fitter, single, currently a member of the active militia, previously served in the Permanent Force (one year and fourteen days), Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.25 inches, chest of 41 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the Canadian Army Service Corps in Ottawa, Ontario, on 20 November 1916 (number 513246) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - wounded on 24 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 24 August 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 12 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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