Monday 7 December 2009

Lance-Corporal William Hurrie

Born on 28 January 1894 in Kirriemuir, Scotland - son of Jane Hurrie, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as boilermaker, single, no current military service, previously served with the 5th Black Watch (two years as a private), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 May 1916 (number 510930) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 16 November 1917 - later served with reserve units and promoted to acting corporal.

(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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