Saturday 18 August 2012

Honorary Captain Hugh Daniel Taylor

Born on 16 November 1890 in Owen Sound, Ontario – son of Martha Taylor, Hamilton, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as clergyman; single; currently serving with the 2nd LCCE[?]; no previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the Chaplain Services in Toronto, Ontario, on 12 January 1916 (number 502366) – transferred to the Signals Training Depot, CEF, on 12 January 1917[?]; taken on the strength of the Chaplain Services in France on 31 May 1917; attached to the 38th Battalion, CEF, as battalion chaplain from 8 November 1918 to 5 May 1919.

(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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