Thursday 5 November 2009

Private Robert Hope

Born on 21 February 1900 in Stalybridge, Lancashire, England - son of Mrs. Hope, Vancouver, British Columbia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as messenger, single, currently a member of the 11th Regiment The Irish Fusiliers of Canada (two months), no previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 121st Battalion, CEF, in New Westminster, British Columbia, on 11 January 1916 (number 760785) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 November 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion as a minor on 19 May 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(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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