Saturday 24 October 2009

Private Samuel Hoffman

Born on 4 February 1894 in London, England - son of Sarah Hoffman, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served with #2 Section, Divisional Ammunition Column, CEF (two months), Methodist, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 7 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410775) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 28 October 1916 - invalided to England on 1 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 April 1917 - 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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