Wednesday 9 December 2009

Private Ralph Joseph Hurtubise

Born on 5 December 1897 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Rodolphe Joseph Hurtubise, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario, trade as bell boy, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 4.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, brown eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 125th Battalion, CEF, in Brantford, Ontario, on 12 February 1916 (number 772888) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 or 28 March 1918 - invalided sick to England on 12 August 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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