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From: Connie McCann-Wilkes <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO] Hamblin
Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 14:32:21 -0400
References: <4BE8EEF3.80302@internode.on.net> <4BE95A0E.9050900@ontera.net>
In-Reply-To: <4BE95A0E.9050900@ontera.net>

Hello Arnold,

Just a thought, but a lot of Home Children (children of unfortunate
circumstances that had been brought to Canada from England by such
agencies as Dr. Bernardo's, Middlemores etc) signed up for the
Canadian Expeditionary Force in WW1. My father in law was one of those
children. It might be worth checking out the Home Children data base
Good luck.

Connie McCann-Wilkes
Ottawa, Canada

Arnold Tindall wrote:
> On 5/11/2010 1:45 AM, Henry Connor wrote:
>> This is my first posting to the list, I am hoping someone can help with
>> my 'mystery man'.
>> We have a copy of my great uncles Attestation Paper when he joined the
>> CEF on the 6/9/1915 in Ontario. Harry Wallace Hamblin DOB 22/10/1887
>> Newcastle on-Tyne England, he stated he had been in the Northumberland
>> Fusiliers and gave my Grandfather's name as his next of kin but Grandad
>> never mentioned him so we don't have any other information only that we
>> found him aged six in Tynemouth Workhouse North Shields. On the data
>> base he was listed as being with the 31st Canadian Infantry Battalion.
>> On the Attestation Paper there are 2 numbers, 467181 which is crossed
>> out and 101759, these numbers will not take us any further. My Grandad
>> was born in Northumberland UK.
>> Any suggestions that might help would be appreciated, I have a photo of
>> Harry in WW1 uniform.
>> Jean Hamblin Connor in South Australia
> If you have no post 1918 information on someone who enlisted in the
> Canadian Expeditionary Force the next place to look is the Commonwealth
> War Graves Commission. The casualty rate was extremely high.
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