James Stuart Holmes was born in Spencerville, Ontario in November, 1897. Holmes enlisted in March of 1916, and went overseas with the 156th Battalion. The collection currently consists of three letters written by Holmes.
These collections contains any material relating to Canada from 1914 to 1918 from either the home front or the battlefront. External links in collection descriptions are either to online attestation papers at Library and Archives Canada or casualty and burial information at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Harold Holt was born in Manchester, England in May, 1897. Prior to the war he emigrated to Victoria, British Columbia. Holt enlisted in September, 1915 in Victoria and served overseas until his discharge. He was the brother of James Henry Holt, who served as James Henry. The collection currently consists of four photographs and some miscellaneous personal items.
James Henry Holt was born in Manchester, England in October, 1892. Prior to the war he emigrated with his family to Victoria, British Columbia. Holt enlisted in December, 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and served under the name of James Henry. He was the older brother of Harold Holt. Holt served in France with the 25th Battalion until his death in October, 1916. The collection currently consists of a memorial ribbon commemorating his death, and a photograph of his grave.
William John Howe left Valcartier with the 1st Contingent in September 1914, arriving in England in October. He was killed in action on 24 April 1915, during the Second Battle of Ypres, while serving with the 3rd Battalion. Private Howe’s body was never found; he is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. The collection consists of four letters he wrote to his wife in Toronto, including one written just two days before his death.
John Hudgins was born in Aylesford, Nova Scotia in November, 1889 and enlisted in Halifax, Nova Scotia in November, 1915. Hudgins served overseas with the 85th Battalion until he was demobilized and returned to Canada in 1919. He was the brother of Major Hudgins. The collection currently consists of more than sixty letters from his time in the service.
Major Hudgins was born in Aylesford, Nova Scotia in September, 1891. Hudgins enlisted in Halifax, Nova Scotia in November, 1915 and served overseas with the 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders) until his death on June 27, 1917. He was the brother of John Hudgins. The collection currently consists of more than twenty letters.
William Arthur Hughes was born in North Wales in 1894 and emigrated to Canada sometime prior to the war. He enlisted in Vancouver, British Columbia in September, 1915, and served overseas until his death on September 2, 1918. The collection consists of one letter written in 1916.
Private John Allan Hunter was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1892 and later moved to Meteor, Saskatchewan. He enlisted at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan in March of 1916. He served in France in 1917 and died of wounds in November, 1917. The collection currently consists of six letters and one photograph.
John Goldthorp Hutchinson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in January, 1890. Hutchinson enlisted in September, 1914 and was part of the First Contingent to France, where he served with the 8th Battalion. He was wounded in April, 1915 at the second battle of Yprres. Hutchinson was killed on June 14, 1916. The collection currently consists of two letters to the mother of Charlie Evans whom he served with and went missing April 24, 1915.
Willard Hogarth (Bill) Hutchinson was born in Dorchester, New Brunswick April 16, 1897 and enlisted in Fredericton, New Brunswick in January, 1916. He served overseas in France and returned to the Maritimes in 1919. The collection currently consists of eleven letters written from 1916 to 1919.