Saturday 7 November 2009

Private Charles Hornby

Born on 27 June 1890 in Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland - brother of Miss Alice Hornby, Buckie, Banffshire, Scotland - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Omemee, Ontario, single, Roman Catholic, trade as banker, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 26 January 1918 (number 3056380) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - 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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