Wednesday 16 December 2009

Company Quartermaster-Sergeant George Hyslop

Born on 2 February 1876 in Smiths Falls, Ontario - father of Norma Hyslop, Mountain, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as marine engineer, single, currently a member of the Active Militia, previously served with the 65th National Guard, New York, during the Spanish American War, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 8.5 inches, chest of 40.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410511) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 10 July 1917 - later served with reserve units.

(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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