Thursday 3 December 2009

Lance-Corporal Joseph William Hunter

Born on 5 July 1896 in Liverpool, England - stepson of Mrs. Mary Hunter, Liverpool, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in South Mountain, Ontario, trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, dark blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in South Mountain, Ontario, on 31 March 1916 (number 633972) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 7 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 April 1918 - wounded on 9 or 10 August 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Served with the Corps of Military Staff Clerks in Ottawa, Ontario, during the post-war period.

(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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