Hansord Hora, MBE

Nov 25, 1878

Born in Pittsburgh Township, (now part of Kingston) Ontario to Arthur Reginald and Caroline (nee Barker) Hora


Jan 4, 1911

Married to Helen Madelon Carter in Kingston, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Rank Honorary Captain

Ø  Next of kin given as Helen Madelon Hora, wife, 86 Barrie St., Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Banker

Ø  Stated that he was currently a member of the Active Militia

Ø  Religion given as Church of England

Ø  Posted to the Headquarters Company as Paymaster

His Militia service was with the 14th Princess of Wales’ Own Rifles in Kingston

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Feb 7, 1916

Granted leave to England


Feb 21, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Nov 17, 1916

Granted leave


Nov 28, 1916

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jan 3, 1917

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Acute Laryngitis. 


Jan 10, 1917

Transferred to the No. 18 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Jan 18, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital care


Jun 27, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Jul 8, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jul 21, 1917

Appointed to rank of Temporary Captain and back dated to May 6, 1915


Nov 19, 1917

Granted 14 days leave


Dec 5, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Jan 9, 1918

SOS (Struck Off Strength) the 21st Battalion on being transferred to England

TOS (Taken On Strength) the CAPC (Canadian Army Pay Corps) in London


Jan 10, 1918

Posted to No. 1 Detachment of the pay corps


Jan 22, 1918

TOS #6 Detachment CAPC and attached to the 16th Reserve Battalion to be Pay Master


Feb 16, 1918

Assumed duties as Pay Master of the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Apr 26, 1918

To be Temporary Captain in the CFC (Canadian Forestry Corps) in London per London Gazette # 31412


May 15, 1918

Transferred to the #1 Detachment CAPC and attached to the Canadian Forestry Corps


Nov 30, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Temporary Major


Jun 3, 1919

Awarded the honour of Member of the British Empire by King George V as part of the King’s birthday awards per London Gazette #31377


Aug 8, 1919

Transferred to the CFC Base Depot in Witley pending return to Canada


Aug 9, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



Aug 17, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Aug 19, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Major

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 125 King St., Kingston, Ontario

Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 125 King St., Kingston, Ontario


Jun 1, 1935

Hansord Hora, MBE retired from the Reserve of Officers with the rank of Major on attaining the age limit of that rank

His civil employment following the war was with Corrections Canada for 25 years at the Kingston Penitentiary.


Jun 27, 1949

Canadian Voter List shows him living at 13 Maitland St., Kingston, Ontario and his occupation is listed as Retired


Sep 8, 1949

Hansord Hora died at his home on Maitland St.



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