Tuesday 1 December 2009

Private Harold Albert Hunter

Born on 19 February 1898 in Parry Sound, Ontario - son of Albert Edward Hunter, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as father, trade as piano tuner, single, no current or previous military service, Baptist / Congregationalist, height of 5 feet 8.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 126th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 11 December 1915 (number 775311) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 8 November 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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