Saturday 12 December 2009

Private John C Ash Hutchinson

Born on 19 October 1893 in Murray Township, Northumberland County, Ontario - husband of Lilly Hutchinson, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as iron moulder, married, no current or previous military service, Methodist, height of 5 feet 5.25 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 26 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410785) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison activity in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 24 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 30 May 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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