Monday 12 October 2009

Private Robert Hill

Born on 4 August 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Robertson Hill, ???, New Brunswick - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as steamfitter, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.75 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 March 1915 (number 410451) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the 7th Canadian Army Employment Company on 22 August 1917.

(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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