Tuesday 15 December 2009

Private Patrick Alexander Himes

Born on 21 March 1887 (states 1888 in 1919 enlistment) in Toronto, Ontario - husband of Nellie Himes, Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Himes, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster, single, currently a member of the 2nd Field Artillery (seven years), height of 5 feet 3.25 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, auburn hair - at the time of his enlistment in 1919: trade as railroad brakeman.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 11 February 1915 (number 410112) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - broke a leg and discharged as medically unfit - transferred to the 163rd Battalion, CEF, on 1 June 1916 - [then what] - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 July 1919.

(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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