Wednesday 21 October 2009

Private Roy William Hockin

Born on 29 January 1892 in London, Ontario - son of Agnes P. Hockin, St. Thomas, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Simcoe, Ontario, trade as cook, single, currently a member of the 39th Regiment, no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 215th Battalion, CEF, in Simcoe, Ontario, on 3 January 1916 (number 796573) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - wounded on 1 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 14 September 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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was just looking up basic information on my family and came across this blog. Roy William Hockin was my grandfather. I knew he served in WWI, but I never knew much more about it. Great info. Thanks!

--Shane H. Hockin