Wednesday 9 December 2009

Private Stanley Charles Hurst

Born on 1 September 1890 in Surrey, England - son of Mrs. Helena Hurst, Westcliff-on-Sea, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 13 February 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410315) - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 12th Canadian Light Trench Mortar Battery, CEF, on 1 or 2 October 1917 - wounded on 29 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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