Thursday 26 November 2009

Private William George Hughes

Born on 5 January 1876 in Kent, England - husband of Alice Jane Hughes, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as labourer, married, no current military service, previously served as a Private with the Royal Marines (twelve years), Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.25 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 6 March 1916 (number 669931) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - struck off the strength to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 2 November 1917.

(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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