Monday 5 April 2010

Private George Hutton Kohl

Born on 21 December 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - next of kin listed as Monica Powis[?] Kohl, Hamilton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrical engineer; married; currently a member of the 5th Royal Highlanders of Canada (two years); previously served as a corporal in the McGill University Canadian Officers' Training Corps; Church of England; height of 5 feet 8.7 inches; chest of 37.2 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 16 March 1915 (number 410968) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry on 16 July 1915 - transferred to the British Army on 28 August 1915 in order to be commissioned.

(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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