Wednesday 7 April 2010

Lance-Corporal William Frederick Kuhn

Born on 26 November 1889 in Brockville, Ontario - son of Frederick Kuhn, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the Governor General's Foot Guards (six years); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 March 1915 (number 410123) - 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 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 12 April 1917.

(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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thank-you for "Soldiers of the 38th".

I have in my possession an original letter written by Cpl. Kuhn to his father Frederick in Brockville. It was written from Vimy on April 12th advising his father that he had been wounded (not to worry) and just prior to his transfer back to "Old Blighty" (as he called it).

Am now attempting to document Kuhn's life after his return to Canada and whether he settled in Brockville or Ottawa area.

Jim W.