Tuesday 23 March 2010

Private Guy Hurlston Kirby

Born on 31 March 1895 in Eaton Township, Quebec - next of kin listed as George Edward Kirby, Cookshire, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; currently a member of the McGill Contingent Canadian Officers' Training Corps; no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 18 February 1915 (number 410908) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - promoted to Acting Sergeant.

(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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