Sunday 10 July 2011

Lieutenant Augustus Hunter Pannill, MC

Born on 21 February 1882 in Chatham, Virginia - son of Mrs. Augusta H. Pannill, Chatham, Virginia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as accountant; Church of England; currently a member of the 77th Regiment; previously served with the Martinsville Military Academy and the Virginia State Militia.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Exhibition Camp, Toronto, Ontario, on 7 February 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a lieutenant on 19 February 1917 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 13 April 1917 - seconded to the Royal Flying Corps from 9 June or 31 August 1917 to 13 or 24 January 1919.

Awarded the Military Cross - official citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion in operations. He led his platoon in an assault, and although wounded, he gained and consolidated the objective, holding the position for five days and until relieved." - unit recommendation dated 17 April 1917: "For gallantry and devotion to duty during operations of Apr. 9/17."

Died in Kitchener, Ontario, on 3 June 1968.

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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