Monday 30 November 2009

Private Samuel Jesse Hunt

Born on 12 May 1879 in Norfolk, England - husband of Annie Elizabeth Hunt, Pakenham, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as contractor and builder, married with one child (nine years old), no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410313) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 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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