Friday 4 December 2009

Private William James Hunter

Born on 30 August 1883 in Clayton, New York - brother of Mrs. George Burridge, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as sister, trade as woodworker, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair streaked with gray.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 639279) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 23 January 1918 - transferred to the 1st Canadian Infantry Works Battalion, CEF, on 13 May 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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