Tuesday 8 December 2009

Private Beverley Joseph Hurst

Born on 16 November 1896 in Gananoque, Ontario - son of Mrs. Maliale[?] Hurst, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as driver, single, no current or previous military service, Wesleyan, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, grey eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 August 1915 (number 144731) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 31 July 1917 - invalided to England on 2 August 1917.

(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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