Friday 10 February 2012

Private Hector St. George

Born on 5 September 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - nephew of Mrs. F. Burns, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as aunt; trade as civil servant; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 32 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, on 10 January 1916 (number 344958) - [then?] - joined the 74th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 5 February 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 30 April 1919.

(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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