Friday 11 December 2009

Private Thomas Hutchings

Born on 12 June 1875 in London, England - husband of Dora Hutchings, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as tailor, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 August 1915 (number 145077) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - joined the 44th Battalion, CEF, on 5 January 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 16 May 1918 - transferred to the 3rd Divisional Employment Company, CEF, on 14 June 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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