Thursday 3 December 2009

Private Simon Fred Hunter

Born on 18 February 1895 in Hornings Mills, Ontario - son of William Hunter, Hornings Hills, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Hornings Hills, Ontario, trade as school teacher, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined No. 2 Company, Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 3 January 1917 (number 513670) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 17 September 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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