Sunday 31 March 2013

Sergeant John Edward Hawes

Born on 20 October 1896 in England - no next of kin - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as mill hand; single; no current military service; previously served with the "cadets" (one year); Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 (number 410264) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF.

(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)

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