Tuesday 1 December 2009

Sergeant William Ernest Hunt

Born on 4 April 1875 in Sydenham, England - husband of Margaret Hunt, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as contractor and builder, married with six children (fourteen, twelve, ten, eight, six and four years old), no current military service, previously served with the Governor General's Foot Guards (ten years), Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, healthy complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410314) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 18 November 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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