Saturday 17 October 2009

Private Thomas William Hiscocks

Born on 17 November 1876 in London, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Anne Hiscocks, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current military service, previously served with the Artillery Volunteers (three years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, light blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 10 June 1915 (number 410308) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 July 1916.

(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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