Friday 6 November 2009

Private Albert Hopkins

Born on 14 July 1878 in Wisalis, California - son of Mary E. Hopkins, Fresno, California - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Quebec, trade as freight handler, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 39 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, reddish hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, on 19 September 1916 (number 246700) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - invalided sick to England on 17 January 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)

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