Wednesday 16 December 2009

Sergeant Orville Newton Hyslop, MM

Born on 5 March 1895 in Smiths Falls, Ontario - son of Walter and Janet Hyslop, Smiths Falls, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 24 February 1915 (number 410512) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 1917 - died of sickness in England on 2 March 1918 - buried in Seaford Cemetery (grave A.597), England.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation date unknown (awarded 26 April 1917): "For bravery in the field."

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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