Sunday 1 January 2012

Private Hugh Roddy

Born on 10 January 1892 in County Armagh, Ireland - son of Joseph James Roddy and Mary Ellen Roddy, Caramoyle, Keady, County Armagh, Ireland - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 166th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 1 February 1916 (number 669729) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 27 November or 1 December 1916 - wounded at duty on 13 May 1917 - wounded on 12 August 1917 - invalided to England on 17 August 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.9), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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