Friday 20 November 2009

Captain Ernest Gilbert Hudgin

Born on 15 August 1895 in Picton, Ontario - son of Captain Nelson Hudgin, Picton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father, trade as bank clerk, Methodist, currently a member of the 16th Regiment, previously served with Camps of Instruction (four weeks), the 1st Contingent (eight weeks) and the 59th Battalion, CEF, (two weeks).

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 22 October 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England as a Captain on 7 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 31 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 4 November 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 27 November 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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