Sunday 6 December 2009

Private James Hurlbert

Born on 10 February 1895 in Oxford, Ontario - son of Annie Hurlbert, Kemptville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Kemptville, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Kemptville, Ontario, on 12 February 1916 (number 639590) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 1 May 1918.

(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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