Saturday 23 April 2011

Private Hilliard Joseph Murdock

Born on 11 May 1897 in Matilda Township, Ontario - son of Wilson Murdock, Spencerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Iroquois, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; currently a member of the 4th Hussars' St. Lawrence Canal Patrol; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; auburn hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Iroquois, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 633368) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 15 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 1 September 1918 - invalided to England on 6 September 1918.

(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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