Tuesday 24 November 2009

Private Percy Grenville Hughes

Born on 7 July 1895 in Carleton Place, Ontario - son of Mrs. Thomas Hughes, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Carleton Place, Ontario, trade as butcher, single, currently a member of the 42nd Regiment Guard Detachment, no previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 6.75 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, gray eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 12 May 1916 (number 246251) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.12), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register, www.cwgc.org)

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