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Hainse, Gerard Magella, 889257 (Orig. #684332), Corporal (1898-)
Hall, Albert John, 663567, Private (1892-)
Hall, David Hugh, 288799, Private (1893-)
Halstead, -, Private
Hammond, G., 887816, Private
Hanson, John, 2128891, Private (1896-)
Harbord, Charles Richard, 622547, Private (1887-)
Hardiman, William Leech, Lieutenant (1891-)
Hardy, John (aka Leo Julius Hobbs), 3105613, (1895/8-)
Hare, Ernest Vivian, 829250, Private (1893-1917)
Hares, Alfred Hubert, 422465, Sergeant, M.M. (1892-)
Harkness, Robert Dickson, Major (1892-)
Harley, George Ernest, Captain (1894-)
Harmsworth, Harry Thomas, 766210, Private (1893-)
Harnish, Guy Prescott, 67772, Private (1895-)
Harris, Albert Alexander, 192022, Private (1884-)
Harris, William David, 715383, Corporal (1886-)
Harrison, Thomas, 408942, Private (1886-)
Hart, William, 654150, Corporal (1878-1918)
Hartsgrove, George Andrew, 818196, Sergeant (1887-)
Hartwick, Harry Ernest, Lieutenant (1891-)
Harvey, Frederick James, 787117, Private (1888-)
Haslett, Roland Alfred, 709035, Private (1892-)
Hatcher, William Jeffries, Lieutenant (1889-)
Hatt, Clarence, 59437, Sergeant
Healy, Sidney Maurice, 183288, Private (1896-)
Hearn, Joseph Cleveland, 267034, Lieutenant
Heasman, George William, 636421, Private (1894-)
Heath, Thomas (Tom) Edward, 709532, Brigade Sergeant-Major, M.M. (1889-)
Henderson, Norman Revie, 58309, Sergeant (1887-)
Henderson, William Wallace, 1003474, Private (1896-)
Hendry, William, 426879, Sergeant (1891-)
Hepburn, George, 71161, Sergeant (1889-)
Herring, Arthur Dean, 58210, Sergeant, M.M. & Bar (1893-)
Hewitt, George Albert, 402329, Private (1894-1918)
Hickey, James Warren, 636078, Private (1897-)
Hickie, Frank Hillier, 175179, Corporal (1896-)
Hickman, -, Corporal
Hickman, Roy Oakley, 796536, Private (1892-1917)
Hicks, Byron, 817071, Corporal (1897-)
Hicks, Charles Fletcher, 1018010, Private (1887-1918)
Higgins, Thomas, 922799, Private (1888-)
Higgins, Walter James, 141688, Private (1891-)
Hill, -, Lieutenant
Hill, Arthur, 2621846, Private (1892-)
Hill, Charles William, 73461, Corporal, M.M.
Hills, John, 427184, Lieutenant, M.M. (1897-)
Hirtle, Richard Samuel, 733449, Private (1897-)
Hisey, Deloss, 228317, Private (1897-)
Hobbs, Leo Julius (aka John Hardy), 3105613, (1895/8-)
Hobson, George, Major
Hodgson, Joshua, 2393301, Private (1892-)
Hodgson, Stanley Mitchell, 829256, Private (1887-1918)
Hoeg, Walter Johnson, 709155, Private (1892-)
Holliday, Frank Stewart, 542147, Private (1892-1918)
Holliday, John William, 246455, Private (1888-)
Holmes, Arthur, 56189, Private (1894-)
Holmes, William Edgar, 3105367, Private (1886-1918)
Hooton, Richard, 408370, Sergeant (1886-)
Hopf, Herbert Arthur, 675597, Corporal (1895-)
Hopkin, Hugh Shaw, 174588, Private (1876-)
Hopkins, Herbert Everett, Lieutenant (1892-)
Hopper, Victor George, 841513, Private
Horsfall, Bernard, 414193, Private (1896-1917)
House, Nathaniel, 464312, Sergeant, M.M. (1899-)
Howard, Benjamin, 454200, Brigade Sergeant-Major, M.M. (1891-)
Howard, Louis George, Lieutenant
Howard, Thomas, 663748, Private (1893-)
Howard, Victor Balderson, 712106, Private (1897-)
Hubert, Gifford Campbell, 445355, Private (1894-1916)
Hughes, Thomas, 124307, Private (1880-)
Hughes, William George, 76069, Private (1882-)
Hunn, -, Corporal
Hunt, George Franklyn, 2600802, Private (1898-)
Hunt, Herbert Gilbert, 444382, Private (1882-)
Hurley, Harold, 164112, Sergeant, M.M. (1894-)
Hutchings, Douglas James, Lieutenant (1894-)
Hynes, Otis, 877665, Private (1895-)

Hainse, Gerard Magella, 889257 (Orig. #684332), Corporal (1898-)

Gerard Magella Hainse was born on 16 June 1898 at Quebec City, Quebec.  He enlisted in the 189th Battalion at Quebec on 20 July 1916, at which time he was unmarried, working as a machinist, and living at 77 St. Olivier, Quebec.  He listed his mother Palomene Hainse, of the same address, as next-of-kin.

Corporal G.M. Hains was detached to the 22nd Canadian Division Unit Group 6 "E" Quebec on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hall, Albert John, 663567, Private (1892-)

Albert John Hall was born on 21 May 1892 at Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England, son of William Hall. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 164th Battalion at Orangeville, Ontario on 19 March 1916.  At the time, he was working as a farmer in Orangeville, and listed his next-of-kin as his father, then of Tingrith, Woburn, England.

Private A.J. Hall was wounded on 12 May 1918.  The War Diary has the following entry for 12 May which possibly relates to Pte. Hall: "4.00 pm Enemy put 40 to 50 4.1's in S.16.a. some being close to 'G' Battery.  Shelled DUBLIN and BATH Guns and put DUBLIN Gun out of action and wounded one other rank.  The Gun was replaced by a new Gun at the position by 1.00 p.m."  However, a list of casualties compiled at the end of May shows two other soldiers wounded on this day - Ptes. A.J. Vandusen and S. Barber - either of whom could also have been the casualty referred to in the extract shown above.


Hall, David Hugh, 288799, Private (1893-)

David Hugh Hall was born on 20 December 1893 at Minto, Manitoba.  He enlisted in the 221st Overseas Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 23 June 1916, at which time he was working as a farmer at Minto.  He listed his next-of-kin as his mother Mrs. Margaret Hall.

Private D.H. Hall was wounded on 10 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Halstead, -, Private

10 April 1917 - "A German gun captured by the Section was brought into action by Lt Hardiman assisted by Ptes Halstead and Climie. Hostile parties were dispersed and heavy casualties inflicted ... Ptes. Climie and Halstead ... rendered exceptionally good services throughout whole of the operations." [War Diary]


Hammond, G., 887816, Private

The Battalion War Diary entry for 8 June 1918 states: "9.50 pm Hostile Barrage lifted from front line to supports at same time three parties of enemy attempted to enter our lines at three different points ... Casualties:- 817213 Pte Dargavel, W.W., 805300 Pte Wheeler, S.B., 887816 Pte Hammond, G. - Shrapnel wounds."


Hanson, John, 2128891, Private (1896-)

John Hanson was born on 12 January 1896 (although an alternative source suggests 1897) at Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, U.S.A. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 96th Regiment Reinforcement Draft for the 8th Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 1 November 1917, having served for three months as a fireman on the "New York".  He was a sailor, unmarried, and living at Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A.  He listed his mother, Mrs. Anne Hanson of 1360 Taylor Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. as next-of-kin.

Private J. Hanson was wounded in October 1918.


Harbord, Charles Richard, 622547, Private (1887-)

Charles Richard Harbord was born on 24 September 1887 at Kingstown, Ireland, son of the Revd. R.C.M. Harbord.  He enlisted in the 44th Battalion at Rob..?, Manitoba on 25 May 1915, at which time he was working as a mechanic.  He listed his father, then of Munro? Rectory, Enuskian?, County Cork, Ireland, as next-of-kin.

Private C.R. Harbord was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hardiman, William Leech, Lieutenant (1891-)

William Leech Hardiman was born in 1891 at London, England.  He enlisted in the 31st Battalion at Edmonton, Alberta on 17 November 1914, stating that he had served for eight years in the Yeomanry in England.  He was then a bank teller, and gave his next-of-kin as his sister Mina Hardiman, of 61 Mayfield Ave., W. Ealing, London, England.

The first mention of Lieutenant Hardiman in the 6th Bde CMG Company War Diary was on 15 Oct 1916 when he arranged a relief.  Then from 6 December 1916 until 7 January 1917 he was on leave.  Between 25 and 31 January he went on a Special Map Reading Course at Pernes.  By 9 February he was in charge Nos. 3.

Lieutenant Hardiman was O.C. of No. 3 Section, which was attached to 27th Bn for attack on Vimy Ridge.  They moved into positions at 8.30 p.m. on the evening of 8 March 1917.  The following extract from the War Diary describes their part in the Battle of Vimy Ridge the next day:
"No 3 Section under Lt. Hardiman advanced about 8.30 a.m. in Rear of 'D' Company 29th Bn. 2 gun teams under Lt. Tucker on the right of D Coy and 2 gun teams under Lt. Hardiman on left flank. The teams advanced through consolidation lines until enemies wire was reached at B1 c 7.4. From this point Lt. Hardiman with two guns took up position covering advance of D Coy to the Bois de Ville. Whilst these covered advance Lt Tucker with two guns entered the wood, dug in and got into action firing heavily upon enemies artillery with good results until ammunition began to run short when men were sent back to carry up supply. As soon as D Coy had dug in Lt Hardiman and guns moved into the Bois des Ville on the left of the two first guns. Owing to the fact that D Coy 29th Bn had 8 Lewis guns in the wood and that the field of fire in the wood was poor these 4 guns were withdrawn 150 yards from the wood which gave them a much greater field of fire."
On the following day, Lt Hardiman was "informed that hostile troops were massing North of Willerval ... and fire was brought to bear by all 4 guns. A German gun captured by the Section was brought into action by Lt Hardiman assisted by Ptes Halstead and Climie. Hostile parties were dispersed and heavy casualties inflicted ... Lt Hardiman rendered exceptionally good services throughout whole of the operations."

On 17 April he was still O.C. No. 3 Section.  Then on 18 May "Lieut. William Leech Hardiman slightly wounded. Still at duty."  He must have recovered fully, as he proceeded on a course of Revolver Shooting at Camblain l'Abbe with Lt. Withrow with 4 NCO's from 24 to 29 May.  Then from 12 August until 18 September he procceded to the First Army School of Instruction at Hardelot.  Shortly after he returned, on 28 Seprember, the War Diary notes that he was second-in-command of the company.  The from 6 to 19 October he spent 10 days leave in England.  On 25 October, he was admitted field ambulance sick, and there is no further mention of him in the War Diaries.


Hare, Ernest Vivian, 829250, Private (1893-1917)

Ernest Vivian Hare was born on 28 August 1893 at Homefield, Manitoba, son of Ernest George Hare.  He enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 3 November 1915, at which time he described himself as a farmer, and his next-of-kin as his father, then of "The Gables", Blisworth, Northamptonshire, England.

Private E.V. Hare died on 11 November 1917.  His name is commemmorated on Panel 32 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.  The 6th Bde. CMG Company War Diary shows that the company was relieved on Sunday 11 November, but makes no mention of casualties.  However, there were three O.R.s killed on the previous day by heavy shelling during a Second Division attack on the enemy lines which the company supported with a machine-gun barrage. The following is an extract from the War Diary for 10 November: "Weather stormy with heavy rain. The 2nd Cdn Div again attacked on the left sector. Barrage guns in positions taken up on the 9th opened fire in accordance with Fire Organization Table attached. Zero hour was 6.05 a.m. Attack was successful but units were subjected to one of the heaviest barrages they have yet endured. On account of the heavy rain which set in during the early morning and converted the countryside into a quagmire the men suffered severely from exposure, the heavy shelling causing trenches and shelters to cave in and burying men, guns, and ammunition. It was impossible to keep guns clean. Casualties for the day were 3 O.R's killed."


Hares, Alfred Hubert, 422465, Sergeant, M.M. (1892-)

Alfred Hubert Hares was born on 15 November 1892 at Keynsham R.D., Bristol, Somerset, England.  He enlisted in the 44th Overseas Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 17 December 1914, at which time he was single and working as a painter.  He listed Mrs. Mary Hares of 347 Atlantic Avenue, Winnipeg, as next-of-kin.  His attestation paper includes notes suggesting he belonged to the 29th Battalion prior to joining the 6th Brigade Machine Gun Company.

Sergeant A.H. Hares was awarded the Military Medal on 24 May 1918.


Harkness, Robert Dickson, Major (1892-)

Robert Dickson Harkness was born on 23 December 1892 at Osaka, Japan.  He enlisted in the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles at Montreal, Quebec on 28 April 1915, having served for three years in the 5th Field Company, Canadian Engineers.  He was working as an engineer/electrical draughtsman, and listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. R. Harkness, of Cornwall, Ontario.

Major Harkness is mentioned as a Group Commander in a report accompanying the Battalion War Diaries dated 26 August 1918.  It is possible that he was in one of the infantry battalions, and only temporarily attached to the Battalion.


Harley, George Ernest, Captain (1894-)

George Ernest Harley was born on 11 July 1894 at Liverpool, Queens County, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 29 November 1914, describing himself as a student, and his next-of-kin as H.W.M. Harley of Windsor, Nova Scotia.

Lieut. G.E. Harley was with "D" Battery of No. 1 Company in April 1918 when the first Nominal Roll for the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps was compiled.  On 13 October 1918, the following entry appears in the War Diary: "Lieut. G. HARLEY moved a Gun forward and engaged an active Bosche field Gun in N.6.a.60.20. Fire effect was observed to be accurate and field gun ceased fire."  The Nominal Roll for November 1918 shows him still in "D" Battery, but promoted to Acting Captain.  He was in hospital in February 1919.


Harmsworth, Harry Thomas, 766210, Private (1893-)

Harry Thomas Harmsworth was born on 22 January 1893 at Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.  He enlisted in the 123rd Battalion Royal Grenadiers at Toronto, Canada on 27 November 1915, at which time he was farming and living at Palmerstone, Ontario (later changed to 290 Dufferin Street, Toronto).  He listed Herbert Wells, a friend, as his next-of-kin.

Private H.T. Harmsworth was wounded on 10 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Harnish, Guy Prescott, 67772, Private (1895-)

Guy Prescott Harnish was born on 26 January 1895 at Greywood, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, son of George J. Harnish.  He enlisted at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 25 November 1914, having previously served in the 69th Regiment.  He was unmarried, working as a clerk, and listed his mother, then of Lequille, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, as next-of-kin.

Private G.P. Harnish was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax. "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Harris, Albert Alexander, 192022, Private (1884-)

Albert Alexander Harris was born on 25 December 1884 at Leeds, Yorkshire, England.  He enlisted at Hamilton, Ontario on 26 August 1915, at which time he was married and working as a laundry man.  He listed his wife, Clara E. Harris, of 12 Hunt Street, Hamilton, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Private A.A. Harris was gassed on 27 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Harris, William David, 715383, Corporal (1886-)

William David Harris was born on 11 July 1886 at Pictou, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted in the 106th Overseas Battalion (Nova Scotia Rifles) at Pictou on 29 December 1915, at which time he was married, an active militia member, and working as a carpenter at Pictou.  He listed his wife Helen Harris, also of Pictou, as next-of-kin.

Corporal W.D. Harris was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax. "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Harrison, Thomas, 408942, Private (1886-)

Thomas Harrison was born on 23 December 1886 at London, England, and enlisted in the 37th Battalion (B Company) at Toronto, Ontario on 14 July 1915.  He was married and working as a labourer, and listed his wife, Laura Sophia Harrison of 478 Logan Avenue, Toronto, as next-of-kin.

Private T. Harrison was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hart, William, 654150, Corporal (1878-1918)

William Hart was born on 17 November 1878 at Govan, Scotland.  He enlisted in the 161st Huron Battalion at Seaforth, Ontario on 1 January 1916, at which time he was married, living at Egmondville, Ontario, and working as a labourer.  He listed his wife Mrs. Jane F. Hart, also of Egmondville, as next-of-kin.

Corporal W. Hart died on 23 September 1918, after having been wounded two days earlier, and was buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. II.F.5).


Hartsgrove, George Andrew, 818196, Sergeant (1887-)

George Andrew Hartsgrove was born on 22 April 1887 at Mars Hill, Maine, U.S.A. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 140th Overseas Battalion at West St. John, New Brunswick on 14 April 1916, at which time he was married and working as a farmer at Glassville, Carleton County, New Brunswick.  He listed his wife Mrs. Esther Mary Hartsgrove, of the same address, as next-of-kin.

Acting Sergeant G.A. Hartsgrove was detached to the 26th Battalion, Unit Group No. 3 "C" St. John on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hartwick, Harry Ernest, Lieutenant (1891-)

Harry Ernest Hartwick was born on 17 July 1891 at Ridgetown, Kent County, Ontario, son of Nelson Hartwick.  He enlisted in the 119th Overseas Battalion at Sault Ste. Marie on 2 March 1916, having served for six months in the 51st Regiment (Soo Rifles).  He was unmarried, working as a bank clerk at the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and listed his father, of 11 Patterson Avenue, Chatham, Ontario, as next-of-kin.  On 6 June 1916, at Niagara Camp, Ontario, he was assigned the rank of Lieutenant, at which time he was living with his parents.

The 2nd Battalion CMG Corps Nominal Roll for September 1918 shows Lieut. H.E. Hartwick in "D" Battery No. 1 Company, where he remained until the end of March 1919.


Harvey, Frederick James, 787117, Private (1888-)

Frederick James Harvey was born on 29 March 1888 at Chelmsford, Essex, England. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 130th Overseas Battalion (via the 42nd Regiment) at Lanark, Ontario on 3 February 1916, at which time he was single and working as a farmer at Poland, Ontario.  He listed his mother, Mrs. A. Plumb of Chelmsford, Essex, England, as next-of-kin.

Private F.J. Harvey was wounded on 9 October 1918.


Haslett, Roland Alfred, 709035, Private (1892-)

Roland Alfred Haslett was born on 27 August 1892 at Whitehead, Kings County, New Brunswick, son of William Haslett. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 104th Overseas Battalion at Sussex, New Brunswick on 13 October 1915, at which time he was unmarried, living in Whitehead, and working as a labourer.  He listed his mother, also of Whitehead, as next-of-kin.


Hatcher, William Jeffries, Lieutenant (1889-)

Lieut. W.J. Hatcher was attached to No. 2 Company of the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps from the CMGCRD from November 1918 until March 1919 ("F" Battery from December 1918 onwards).


Hatt, Clarence, 59437, Sergeant

Sergeant Clarence Hatt was wounded on 26 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Healy, Sidney Maurice, 183288, Private (1896-)

Sidney Maurice Healy was born on 9 April 1896 at Calgary, Alberta, and enlisted at Calgary on 13 November 1915. [Family Notes]  At the time, he was single and working as a farmer, listing his next-of-kin as Ebenezer Healy, of 412, 5th Avenue East, Calgary, Alberta.

Private S.M. Healy was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hearn, Joseph Cleveland, 267034, Lieutenant

Lieut. C.J. Hearn is shown in "A" Battery of No. 1 Company in the May and July Nominal Rolls for the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps.  In September 1918, Lt. J.G. Hearn is shown in "C" Battery of No. 1 Company.  The most likely candidate in the National Archives of Canada on-line CEF database is Lt. Joseph Cleveland Hearn (267034).


Heasman, George William, 636421, Private (1894-)

George William Heasman was born on 15 December 1894 at Burham, Kent, England.  He enlisted in the 155th Overseas Battalion at Stirling, Ontario on 19 January 1916, at which time he was unmarried and working as a farmer at Stirling, Ontario.  He listed his mother Fannie Maria Heasman, also of Stirling, as next-of-kin. [Family Notes]

Private G.W. Heasman was wounded on 2 October 1918.


Heath, Thomas (Tom) Edward, 709532, Brigade Sergeant-Major, M.M. (1889-)

Thomas Edward Heath was born on 30 August 1889.

Acting Brigade Sgt.-Major T.E. Heath was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.


Henderson, Norman Revie, 58309, Sergeant (1887-)

Norman Revie Henderson was born on 30 August 1887 at South Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  He enlisted in the 20th Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 15 April 1915, at which time he was unmarried and working as a marine engineer.  He listed Mrs. Margaret Henderson, presumably his mother, of Randolph, Massachusetts, USA, as next-of-kin. [Family Notes]

Sergeant N.R. Henderson was wounded on 27 September 1918.  The War Diary for this day includes the following: "5.20 am (ZERO HOUR.) All guns opened up on barrage as laid down on Barrage Map ... The enemy retaliation was not heavy but the following casualties occurred:- ... 58303 [sic] Sgt. Henderson N.R."


Henderson, William Wallace, 1003474, Private (1896-)

William Wallace Henderson was born on 18 October 1896 at Sturgeon Falls, Ontario.  He enlisted in the 227th Overseas Battalion at Sudbury, Ontario on 12 June 1916, at which time he was living at Copper Cliff, Ontario and working as a hardware clerk.  He listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. Annie Henderson, also of Copper Cliff.

Private W.W. Henderson was wounded on 17 May 1918.  The War Diary entry for that mentions that soldiers were wounded but does not provide any details.  He was wounded again on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.  The National Archives of Canada on-line CEF database lists him with a rank of Corporal, so presumably he recovered sufficiently to return to duty, and be promoted, prior to his demobilization.


Hendry, William, 426879, Sergeant (1891-)

William Hendry was born on 9 July 1891 at Leith, Scotland, and enlisted in the 46th Battalion Draft at Regina, Saskatchewan on 20 April 1915, having served for two years in the territorials.  At the time he was single and workingas a gasoline engineer.  He listed his mother, Mrs M. Hendry of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant W. Hendry was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hepburn, George, 71161, Sergeant (1889-)

George Hepburn was born on 25 February 1889 at Glasgow, Scotland.  He enlisted in the 27th Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 25 October 1914, having served for two years with the 5th Scottish Rifles, and being an active member of the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, a militia regiment.  He described himself as a carpenter, and listed his next-of-kin as his sister, Elizabeth Hepburn, of 255½ Fort Street, Winnipeg.

On 19 May 1918, the Battalion War Diary shows that Sergeant G. Hepburn was "slightly wounded in left shoulder," although there are no further details of the incident.  A later list of casualties compiled for the month of May suggests that the date of this injury was 20 May, and that his rank was Acting Sergeant.


Herring, Arthur Dean, 58210, Sergeant, M.M. & Bar (1893-)

Arthur Dean Herring was born on 19 March 1893 at Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, son of William D. Herring.  He enlisted in the 30th Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 5 April 1915, having served for two years in the Territorials.  He was unmarried, working as a bank clerk, and lisated his father, then of Stepps, Glasgow, Scotland, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant A.D. Herring was awarded the Military Medal on 24 May 1918.  He was recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions during the Battle of Cambrai, between 9 and 15 October 1918, but was only awarded a bar to his Military Medal on 22 November 1918.


Hewitt, George Albert, 402329, Private (1894-1918)

George Albert Hewitt was born on 1 February 1894 at Burnham Market, Sutton, King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, son of John A. & Susannah C. Hewitt.  He enlisted in the C.C.A.C. at Woodstock, Ontario on 11 January 1915, at which time he was working as a farmer, and stated his next-of-kin to be his sister, Winnifred A.J. Hewitt, of Eastbourne, Sussex, England.[Family Notes]

Private G.A. Hewitt died on 9 August 1918, of wounds received - according to the War Diary - on the previous day, and was buried at Caix British Cemetery, Somme (Grave Ref. II.D.10).  This cemetery was constructed after the Armistice, by the concentration of graves (mainly of March and August, 1918) from the battlefields and small cemeteries in the neighbourhood.  These included the Caix (Old) British Cemtery (which included the graves of 91 soldiers from Canada), the De Luce British Cemetery (which included eight Canadian soldiers who fell in August 1918), and the Ridge Cemetery, Hangard (where were buried 20 Canadian soldiers who fell on 8 August 1918) [Source: CWGC on-line database].


Hickey, James Warren, 636078, Private (1897-)

James Warren Hickey was born on 25 January 1897 at Marmora, Ontario, son of James L. Hickey.  He enlisted in the 155th Overseas Battalion at Marmora, Ontario, on 13 December 1915, at which time he was working as a printer in Marmora.  He listed his next-of-kin as his father, also of Marmora.

Private J.W. Hickey was wounded on 11 August 1918, shortly after the Battle of Amiens.


Hickie, Frank Hillier, 175179, Corporal (1896-)

Frank Hillier Hickie was born on 27 September 1896 at Niagara-on-Lake, Ontario.  He enlisted in the 86th Machine Gun Battalion at Welland, Ontario on 31 August 1915, having served for seven months with the 44th Regiment.  At the time he was working as a dairyman, and listed his next-of-kin as Mrs. Frank Hickie.

Corporal F.H. Hickie was wounded on 11 August 1918, shortly after the Battle of Amiens.


Hickman, -, Corporal

The War Diary for 15 April 1918 includes the following, while the Battalion was based in the front lines near Basseux: "Corporal HICKMAN. D.C.M. with four men have been out for two days in positions in front of their positions on TELEGRAPH HILL, sniping.  They claim many targets of Huns at from 1100 to 1300 yds, being principally enemy carrying parties with corrugated iron.  Several hits were claimed.  Work done on improvements to dugouts, construction of latrines and M.G. signs for PLAYER, CAPSTAN, TUCKETT and BILLINGS guns.  Quiet morning.  Cpl. HICKMAN carried on with sniping from TELEGRAPH HILL, apparently with good results.  APPLE and TULL guns were moved to new emplacements which had been prepared and carefully camouflaged."


Hickman, Roy Oakley, 796536, Private (1892-1917)

Roy Oakley Hickman was born on 26 December 1892 at Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., son of George W. and Minnie Hickman.  He enlisted at Port Dover, Simcoe, Ontario on 21 December 1915 in the 133rd Regiment, having served with the 39th Militia Regiment, and stated his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. F.H. Davis (his father had by this time died and she had remarried) of Victoria, P.O. Ontario.  He was working as a Fireman.

Private R.O. Hickman died on 7 November 1917, the day following the company's support of the successful infantry attack on the village of Passchendaele.  The following extract is from the 6th Brigade CMG Company's War Diary for that day: "Weather unfavorable.  Barrage guns fired during night.  6000 rounds on S.O.S. line.  Mobile guns spent a comparatively quiet day.  Ration parties made successful trips without casualties.  Guns of No. 1 Section suffered heavily during the day ... Total Casualties for the day were 6 O.R's killed 7 O.R's wounded and 3 O.R's missing.  10 O.R's reinforcements were received."  His name is commemmorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 32).


Hicks, Byron, 817071, Corporal (1897-)

Byron (his name is shown as Bynon in the CEF Database) Hicks was born on 1 August 1898 (although his attestation paper states 1897) at McLaughlan Road, (or Gladeside), Kent County, New Brunswick, son of Ephraim Hicks. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 140th Overseas Battalion at Sussex, New Brunswick on 9 November 1915, at which time he was single and working as a farmer at Gladside.  He listed his father, also of Gladeside, as next-of-kin.

Corporal B. Hicks was detached to the No. 3 Section, D.A.C. Unit Group 5, "D" Moncton, New Brunswick on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hicks, Charles Fletcher, 1018010, Private (1887-1918)

Charles Fletcher Hicks was born on 22 October 1887 at London, England, son of Charles Ernest & Patience M. Hicks.  He enlisted in the 232nd Battalion at North Battleford, Saskatchewan on 24 March 1916, at which time he was working as a clerk in Battleford.  He listed his next-of-kin as his father, then of North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Private C.F. Hicks died on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras, and was buried at Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. B.23).  At this time his parents were living at Mayo Farm, North Battleford, Saskatchewan.  The CWGC on-line database states that they were natives of Cork, Ireland.


Higgins, Thomas, 922799, Private (1888-)

Thomas Higgins was born on 10 September 1888 at County Tyrone, Ireland, and enlisted in the 200th Battalion at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 8 January 1917.  He was single and working as a labourer, living at the Occidental Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and listed a friend, Charles Ilgrai of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, as his next-of-kin.

Private T. Higgins was wounded on 26 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Higgins, Walter James, 141688, Private (1891-)

Walter James Higgins was born on 9 January 1891 at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 77th Battalion at Welland, Ontario on 27 July 1915, at which time he was working aas an air brake fitter.  He had served with the 44th Regiment, and listed his next-of-kin as Mrs. H. Higgins, of 19 Wansbeck Road, Pie Isle, London, England.

Private W.J. Higgins was wounded on 11 August 1918, after the Battle of Amiens.


Hill, -, Lieutenant

The only mention of Lt. Hill is on 26 March 1916, when he examined gun positions.  It is possible that he was from the 150th Brigade (Imperial) Machine Gun Company.


Hill, Arthur, 2621846, Private (1892-)

Arthur Hill was born on 16 June 1892 at Camborne, Cornwall, England, and enlisted at Calgary, Alberta on 8 September 1917.  He was single and working as a miner, living at 11 South Montana Street, Butte, Montana, USA, and listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs Carrie Hill of Pengegen, Camborne, Cornwall, England.

Private A. Hill was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hill, Charles William, 73461, Corporal, M.M.

Corporal C.W. Hill was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.  He was detached to the 6th Battalion, C.E. Unit Group No. 10 "G" Ottawa on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hills, John, 427184, Lieutenant, M.M. (1897-)

John Hills was born on 3 June 1897 at Owen Sound, Ontario.  He enlisted in the 46th Battalion at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 13 May 1915, when he was working as a butcher's assistant.  He listed his next-of-kin as his mother Mrs. W.H. Hills of 546 Skeena, Moose Jaw.  A note on his attestation paper suggests that he was transferred to the 29th Battalion.

The War Diary states that Corporal Hills was awarded the Military Medal on 12 March 1918.  A later list of awards dated January 1919 shows that he had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant by that time.  The National Archives of Canada CEF on-line database suggests that his final rank was Lieutenant.


Hirtle, Richard Samuel, 733449, Private (1897-)

Richard Samuel Hirtle was born on 12 May 1897 at Indian Path, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, son of Samuel Hirtle. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 112th Overseas Battalion at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on 10 December 1915, at which time he was single, working as a fisherman, and living at Middle South, Nova Scotia.  He listed his father, also of Middle South, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, as next-of-kin.

Private R.S. Hirtle was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.  He was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax. "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hisey, Deloss, 228317, Private (1897-)

Deloss Hisey was born on 28 May 1895 at Whitchurch, Ontario.  He enlisted in the 198th Overseas Battalion at Toronto, Ontario on 15 April 1916, at which time he was a student, living at R.R. No. 1, Unionville, Ontario.  He listed his mother, Margaret Hisey, also of Unionville, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Private D. Hisey was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hobbs, Leo Julius (aka John Hardy), 3105613, (1895/8-)

Leo Julius Hobbs (alias John Hardy) was born on 9 January 1895 or 1898 at Port Blandford (or at Keels, Bonavista Bay, depending on which version of attestation paper you believe), Newfoundland, son of Thomas Hobbs.  He enlisted in the 286th Overseas Battalion (The New Brunswick Kilties - Sir Sam's Own) at Fredericton, New Brunswick on 22 March 1917, at which time he was single and working as a fisherman at Keels, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland.  He listed his father, also of Keels, Bonavista Bay, as next-of-kin.  He enlisted for a second time in the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd C.O.R. at Hamilton, Ontario on 7 November 1917.  He was still single, but was now working as a seaman, and living at 27 Pleasant Street, Port Blandford, Newfoundland.  He listed his sister Annie Walsh, of the same address, as next-of-kin.

Private L.J. Hobbs was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax. "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hobson, George, Major
 
An Operation Order dated 4 November 1917 shows Lt. Hobson to have been in command of "B" Section of the 5th Bde. CMG Coy. at that time.  On 1 February 1918, when he was still with the 5th Coy., he was awarded the Military Cross, but the citation in the War Diary on 9 March showed that he had previously been awarded the Military Medal.  On 28 March 1918, he was O.C. of the 5th Bde. CMG Company.  After the amalgamation of the companies into the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps, he was promoted to Acting Captain, and made O.C. of "C" Battery No. 1 Company.  On 14 June 1918, Capt. Hobson took command of No. 1 Company temporarily while Major Basevi was recovering from the effects of a gas shell exploding nearby.

During the Battle of Arras, between 26 and 28 August 1918, Capt. Hobson took over temporary command of the four batteries of No. 1 Company.  The September Nominal Roll shows him, incorrectly, as Capt. W. Hobson.  Then on 7 November, he became O.C. No. 3 Company while Major McCamus was on a course in Camiers, remaining there until the end of March 1919.  The National Archives of Canada CEF Datadbase shows him with the rank of Major, so presumably he was promoted prior to his demobilization.


Hodgson, Joshua, 2393301, Private (1892-)

Joshua Hodgson was born on 14 September 1892 at Sunderland, Durham, England. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 1st Depot Battalion 1st C.O.R. at Toronto, Ontario on 10 April 1917, having served as a Private in the 48th Highlanders for one year.  He was unmarried, living at 1109 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, and working as a furniture dealer.  He listed his mother Miriam Hodgson, also of 1109 Queen Street East, Toronto, as next-of-kin.  A note on his attestation papaer indicates that he was later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.

Private Hodgson was wounded in October 1918.


Hodgson, Stanley Mitchell, 829256, Private (1887-1918)

Stanley Mitchell Hodgson was born on 8 January 1887 at Brentwood, Essex, England, son of Thomas Frederick and Margaret Hodgson. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 144th Overseas Battalion (90th Rifles) at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 3 December 1915, at which time he was working as a labourer, and living at Avenue Hotel, Winnipeg.  He listed his next-of-kin as his father, of 60 High Street, Brentwood, Essex, England.

Private S.M. Hodgson died on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras, and was buried at Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. D.8).  His name is commemmorated in the Memorial Avenue of Trees at Woodlawn Cemetery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


Hoeg, Walter Johnson, 709155, Private (1892-)

Walter Johnson Hoeg was born on 16 April 1892 (although his attestation paper states 1882) at Joggins Mines, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted in the 64th Overseas Battalion at Sussex, Kings County, New Brunswick on 17 August 1915, at which time he stated that he was unmarried and working as a miner.  He listed his mother Tilly Johnson, also of Joggins Mines, as next-of-kin.  However, the New Brunswick Provincial Archives on-line records suggest that he may have married in 1915. [for further details, see Family Notes]

Private W.J. Hoeg was detached to the 26th Battalion, Unit Group No. 3 "C" St. John on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Holliday, Frank Stewart, 542147, Private (1892-1918)

Frank Stewart Holliday was born on 15 March 1892 at Crystal, North Dakota, USA, son of James Johnson Holliday.  He enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba on 29 May 1916, at which time he was single and working as a banker at the Union Bank Head Office, Winnipeg.  He listed his father, then of Elm Creek, Manitoba, as next-of-kin.

The War Diary shows that Private F.S. Holliday was killed in action on 9 September 1918.  He was buried at Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais (Grave Ref. F.21).


Holliday, John William, 246455, Private (1888-)

John William Holliday was born on 3 March 1888 in Yorkshire, England, and enlisted in the 207th Battalion at Ottawa, Ontario on 7 June 1916.  At this time he was married and working as a fireman.  He listed his next-of-kin as his wife, of 540 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario. [Family Notes]

Private J.W. Holliday was wounded on 25 May 1918.  The War Diary does not provide any details of this incident.


Holmes, Arthur, 56189, Private (1894-)

Arthur Holmes was born on 1 November 1894 at Hamilton, Ontario, and enlisted at Toronto, Ontario on 21 April 1915.  He was an active militia member and was working as a teamster at the time, listing his mother, Mrs. Ellen Holmes of 12 McCauley West, as next-of-kin.

Private A. Holmes was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Holmes, William Edgar, 3105367, Private (1886-1918)

William Edgar Holmes was born on 6 May 1886 at Horsforth, Leeds, Yorkshire, England. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 1st Depot Battalion 2nd C.O.R. at Toronto, Ontario on 15 October 1917, at which time he was married, working as a butcher, and living at 36 Rosemont Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario.  He listed his wife Connie Holmes, also of 36 Rosemont Avenue, Hamilton, as next-of-kin.  His attestation paper shows that he was assigned an A2 category, and at some stage transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.

Private W.E. Holmes was killed in action on 9 October 1918, and was buried at Mill Switch British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Cambrai, Nord (Grave Ref. C.26).


Hooton, Richard, 408370, Sergeant (1886-)

Richard Hooton was born on 9 September 1886 in England, and enlisted in the 37th Battalion at Niagara Camp, Ontario on 5 June 1915, having served in the 1st Battalion West Kents between 1902 and 1904.  He was single and employed as a steel and iron worker, and listed his father, Charles Hooton of 78 Barneston Road, Calford, Kent, England, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant Hooton was wounded on 27 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Hopf, Herbert Arthur, 675597, Corporal (1895-)

Herbert Arthur Hopf was born on 31 August 1895 at Walkerton, Bruce County, Ontario, son of Mr. Archie Hopf. [Family Notes]  He enlisted at Ingersoll, Ontario on 20 February 1916, having served in the 31st Regiment of Infantry in Grey County.  At the time he was working as a labourer at Ingersoll, Ontario, and listed his next-of-kin as his father, of Clifford, Ontario.

Private H.A. Hopf was wounded on 9 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Hopkin, Hugh Shaw, 174588, Private (1876-)

Hugh Shaw Hopkin was born on 28 September 1876 at Hamilton, Ontario.  He enlisted in the 86th Machine Gun Battalion at Hamilton, Ontario on 3 September 1915, at which time he was unmarried, an active member of a local militia, and working as a druggist.  He listed Sarah Hopkin, of 135 Fairleigh Avenue South, Hamilton, Ontario, as his next-of-kin.

Private H.S. Hopkin was wounded on 10 October 1918.


Hopkins, Herbert Everett, Lieutenant (1892-)

Herbert Everett Hopkins was born on 30 June 1892 at Grand Valley, Ontario, son of Dr. Richard R. Hopkins.  He enlisted in the 169th Overseas Battalion at Niagara, Ontario on 31 July 1915.  He was then a student, living with his father at 172 Annette Street, Toronto, Ontario, but had spent a year in the ?. O. R. and six months in the 109th Regiment.

Lieut. H.E. Everett was with "J" Battery of No. 3 Company (attached from 20th Battalion) in April 1918 when the first Nominal Roll for the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps was compiled.  His name last appears in the Nominal Roll for May 1918.


Hopper, Victor George, 841513, Private

Private V.G. Hopper was detached to the 24th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 7, "F" Montreal on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Horsfall, Bernard, 414193, Private (1896-1917)

Bernard Horsfall was born on 29 April 1896 at Springhead, Oldham, Lancashire, England, son of Aquilla Horsfall.  He enlisted in the 40th Battalion at Aldershot on 31 May 1915, when he stated that he was a farmer, and gave his next-of-kin as his father, of Springhead, Oldham.

Private Horsfall was killed during the attack on Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.  He was one of three soldiers from the company to die that day, as Donald Fraser reports in his diary (The Journal of Private Fraser, ed. Reginald H. Roy, publ. 1998, CEF Books): "Wednesday 11th April 1917 - I understand our Company's casulaties were twelve.  Horsfall, French and a new battalion man who was attached to us were killed.  McDermid died of wounds at the base.  Eight were wounded.  Horsfall, was sturdily built, was teased quite a bit by his Section Officer who usually referred to his short, thick neck.  Curiously enough, Horsfall was killed by shrapnel slitting his throat."


House, Nathaniel, 464312, Sergeant, M.M. (1899-)

Nathaniel House was born on 17 April 1899 - although one version of his attestation paper states 1897 - at New Westminster, British Columbia. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 62nd Overseas Battalion at Vernon, British Columbia on 7 October 1915, at which time he was single and a student.  He listed his mother Emma House, of 240 Columbia Street East, New Westminster, B.C., as next-of-kin.

Sergeant N. House was awarded the Military Medal on 19 September 1918.


Howard, Benjamin, 454200, Brigade Sergeant-Major, M.M. (1891-)

Benjamin Howard was born on 3 May 1891 in Prince Edward County. [Family Notes]  He enlisted at Belleville, Ontario on 19 June 1915, at which time he was single and working as a moulder.  He listed his mother, Mrs. M. Howard of Zion Hill, Thurlow, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Brigade Sgt.-Major B. Howard was awarded the Military Medal on 24 May 1918.


Howard, Louis George, Lieutenant
 
Lieut. L.G. Howard is shown in "E" Battery of No. 2 Company in the July 1918 Nominal Roll of the 2nd Battalion CMG Corps.  On 23 September 1918, the War Diary has the following: "10.00 pm  4 Guns of 'E' Battery supported minor operation by 25th Canadian Battalion.  Lieut. HOWARD had two Guns in position near ROLAND'S POST, location E.7.d.7.3. near front line and supported attack by indirect fire.  Infantry reported that good results were obtained."  He was on leave the following month, but remained with the Battery until the end of March 1919.

Howard, Thomas, 663748, Private (1893-)

Thomas Howard was born on 23 September 1893 at Campbellville, Nassagaweya, Halton County, Ontario, son of William Howard. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 164th Battalion at Orangeville, Ontario on 21 June 1916, at which time he was single and working as a locomotive fireman in Campbellville.  He listed his father, also of Campbellville, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Private T. Howard was wounded on 26 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.


Howard, Victor Balderson, 712106, Private (1897-)

Victor Balderson Howard was born on 19 June 1897 at Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, son of Frank Howard. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 105th Battalion at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on 30 October 1915, at which time he was an active member of the 82nd Militia Regiment and described himself as a student, listing his father, still of Cornwall, P.E.I., as next-of-kin.

Private V.B. Howard was wounded on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.  He must have recovered sufficiently to return to duty, because the Battalion War Diary records him being detached to the 25th Battalion, Unit Group No. 1 "A" at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, for the purposes of demobilization.


Hubert, Gifford Campbell, 445355, Private (1894-1916)

Gifford Campbell Hubert was born on 17 July 1894 - or 16 July, according to his attestation paper - at Bathurst, Gloucester Co., New Brunswick, son of Edward Hubert. [Family Notes]  He enlisted on 5 August 1915 at Sussex, New Brunswick, at which time he was working as a blacksmith; he gave his next-of-kin as his father, of Bathurst, N.B.

Private G.C. Hubert was killed on 28 September 1916, during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.  Donald Fraser mentions the incident in his Diary (The Journal of Private Fraser, ed. Reginald H. Roy, publ. 1998, CEF Books): "The Brigade Machine-Gunners came out tonight, being relieved by the gunners of the 4th Brigade.  Two of our members were killed - Cairns and Hubert - and two were shell-shocked.  Fritz had been busy shelling between Pozieres and Contalmaison and must have struckj quite a number of our men as this was a crowded and busy quarter."  His name is commemmorated on the Vimy Memorial.


Hughes, Thomas, 124307, Private (1880-)

Thomas Hughes was born on 26 May 1880 at Liverpool, England.  He enlisted in the 70th Overseas Battalion at Windsor, Ontario on 1 November 1915, at which time he was unmarried, working as a clerk, and living at 355 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois.  He listed his brother, Edward Hughes of 12 Silverdale Avenue, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, as next-of-kin.

Private T. Hughes was wounded on 10 October 1918.


Hughes, William George, 76069, Private (1882-)

William George Hughes was born on 9 January 1882 at Bodfari?, Denbighshire, Wales, son of T. Hughes.  He enlisted in the 29th Battalion at Vancouver, British Columbia on 9 November 1914, at which time he was working as a clerk.  He listed his next-of-kin as his father, then of Die Goch, Bodfari?, and stated that he had served in the South African Light Horse.

Private W.G. Hughes was gassed on 14 May 1918.  The War Diary for this date includes the following: "9.30 pm  Our front and support lines were shelled for a short time fairly heavily.  Men at BATH, DUBLIN and CORK and BELFAST wore their gas masks several times during the night owing to enemy Gas shelling."  According to a list of dispositions accompanying the War Diary, these positions were occupied by machine-gun crews of "B" Battery of No. 1 Company under the command of Captain C.V. Williams.

Private Hughes was wounded again on 28 August 1918, during the Battle of Arras.

BC Archives Vital Events On-Line shows a William George Hughes who died on 25 January 1927, aged 46.


Hunn, -, Corporal

Donald Fraser reports in his diary (The Journal of Private Fraser, ed. Reginald H. Roy, publ. 1998, CEF Books) on 17 October 1916, that, "Sgts. Tucker and McGirr and Cpl. Hun [sic] have been awarded M.M.'s in connection with the Somme offensive."

"20 April 1917 - No. 8 Crew No 2 Section under Cpl Hunn became casualties by shell hitting position. Cpl Hunn's conduct after being wounded is worthy of the highest praise. Crew was replaced 3 hours later." [War Diary]  Donald Fraser describes the incident as follows: "Friday, 20 April 1917 - The gun crew of No. 8 gun were practically cleaned up today.  While they lay sleeping in their improvised dug-outs, a shell landed and the whole six of them were wounded, three rather badly - Cpl. Hunn, Kelly and Murphy.  They would never have been noticed if it were not for an Observation Officer who happened to pass and thought there was something strange about the place.  Going over, he found them in a sorry plight."

Private again notes in his diary, together with his personal views, the award on 30 May 1917 of medals for the Vimy offensive: "... today we are notified of the Vimy honours for the company.  Decorations are fast falling into disrepute as most of them by far are given for no outstanding service, and as a certain number of awards are allotted to each unit, they have to be distributed.  At Vimy there was absolutely nothing out of the ordinary done by our fellows.  The artillery took such good care od the enemy that there was nothing much for us to do but to move to our objective with little opposition.  In spite of this ... Cpl. Hunn [was given] the D.C.M. (he also has had the M.M.) ... It is too bad that the decorations are not granted for bravery exclusively."


Hunt, George Franklyn, 2600802, Private (1898-)

George Franklyn Hunt was born on 29 July 1898 at Ottawa, Ontario, son of J.W. Hunt.  He enlisted in the Calgary Draft of the Reserve Cyclist Depot at Calgary, Alberta on 27 March 1917, having served with the 103rd Calgary Rifles, and at which time he was a student living with his father at 1716, 10th Street West, Calgary, Alberta.

Private G.F. Hunt was wounded on 8 August 1918, during the Battle of Amiens.


Hunt, Herbert Gilbert, 444382, Private (1882-)

Herbert Gilbert Hunt was born on 14 October 1882 at St. John, New Brunswick.  He enlisted in the 55th Battalion at St. John on 27 April 1915, at which time he was married and working as a labourer.  He listed his wife Bertha Hunt, of 50 Queen Street, St. John, as next-of-kin.

Private H.G. Hunt was detached to the 26th Battalion, Unit Group No. 3 "C" St. John on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


Hurley, Harold, 164112, Sergeant, M.M. (1894-)

Harold Hurley was born on 9 July 1894 at Winchendon, Massachusetts, U.S.A.  At the time of his enlistment, he was an unmarried woodworker, and an active member of a militia.  He listed his mother, Minnie J. Hurley of 182 Burris Street, Hamilton, Ontario, as next-of-kin.

Sergeant H. Hurley was recommended for a Military Medal for his actions in the Battle of Cambrai, between 9 and 15 October 1918, and was awarded the M.M. on 19 November 1918.


Hutchings, Douglas James, Lieutenant (1894-)
 
Douglas James Hutchings was born on 26 August 1895 (although his attestation paper states 28 August 1894) at Calgary, Alberta, son of R.J. Hutchings. [Family Notes]  He enlisted in the 46th Battalion at Regina, Saskatchewan on 3 May 1915, having previously served for three years with the 48th Highlanders of Toronto.  He was unmarried and working as a commercial traveller, and listed his father, of 328, 4th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta, as next-of-kin.

The 2nd Battalion CMG Corps Nominal Roll for September 1918 shows Lieutenant D.J. Hutchings in "F" Battery No. 2 Company, where he remained until the end of March 1919, although he was noted as being in hospital in November 1918, and attached to the CMG Depot from December 1918 onwards.


Hynes, Otis, 877665, Private (1895-)

Otis Hynes was born on 30 April 1895 at Ingonish, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted in the 185th Overseas Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) at Sydney, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia on 22 March 1916, at which time he was single, working as a boiler maker, and living at 143 Willow Street, Sydney, Cape Breton.  He listed his mother Josie Hynes, of the same address, as next-of-kin.

Private O. Hynes was detached to the 25th Canadian Battalion Unit Group No. 1 Halifax. "B" on 25 March 1919, for the purpose of demobilisation.


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