CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Elmore Leslie Hankinson
Died: October 6, 1918

Regimental Number:
112065
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
18th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
St Thomas, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Charles Haines Hankinson, father, 27 Myrtle Street, St Thomas
Address at Enlistment:
St Thomas Ontario
Date of Birth:
September 11, 1895
Trade or Calling:
Clerk, Master Mechanics Office, Michigan Central Railway
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
St. Thomas, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
January 13, 1915
Age at enlistment:
19
Height:
5 Feet 9 1/4 Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
1 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Wesleyan
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
"Killed in Action" While taking part in operations at Maynecourt he was instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy shell that landed nearby.
Date of Death:
October 6, 1918
Age at Death:
23
Buried at:
Haynecourt British Cemetery, France
Plot:
III. A. 6.
Commemorated:
Page 423 First World War Book of Rembrance
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 4013-2
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

dennislocke.sutton@rogers.com

Are you sure about serving in the Imperial cavalry?  It seems odd that someone would transfer to the British Army and then transfer back.  The First Hussars are from London, Ontario.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 18th Battalion
Trooper Canadian Cavalry 1st Hussars 2nd Canadian Divisional Cavalry Squadron
Trooper Canadian Infantry 7th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles

Son of Charles and Edith Jane [Wood] Hankinson, who resided at 31 Forest Avenue, St. Thomas, Ontario, at the time of Elmore's death.

Original regimental number was 7258

Height: 5 feet, 91/4 inches. Complexion: Fair, Eyes: Blue, Hair: Fair

Girth when fully expanded: 35 1/2 inches: expanded1 1/2 inches.

Enlistment Date, above, is date Elmore signed his Attestation Paper-Canadian Overseas Expedionary Force.

Prior Military Experience: 3 months, M 25 Regiment.

Elmore enlisted as a private with The Canadian Mounted Rifles, was sent to England, where he transferred to the Imperial Cavalry as a Corporal. He was recommended for a commmision while in France, was commissioned Lieutenant in England, and was transferred to the Fighting 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry in France. He was wounded in the head and right thigh, November 12, 1917at Passchendale and was hospitalized in Letremont. Upon recovery, he rejoined his outfit and was killed in action October 6, 1918. Also saw battles at Ypres, the Somme and Canal Nord.

Circumstances of Death: "Killed in Action" While taking part in operations at Maynecourt he was instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy shell that landed nearby.