Wednesday 2 December 2009

Private Harold Smith Hunter

Born on 14 April 1890 in Edinburgh, Scotland - son of Mrs. Agnes Hunter, Edinburgh, Scotland - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as timekeeper, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, auburn hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 1915 (number 410114) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 27 November 1916 - 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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