Tuesday 24 November 2009

Private Thomas Hughes

Born on 21 July 1890 in Gravesend, Kent, England - husband of Katherine Hughes, Kingston, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as musician, married, no current or previous military service, Salvation Army, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 1 July 1915 (number 410782) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919 - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks as a Sergeant in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 June 1919..

(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)

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