Samuel Philip Hulme


Feb 14, 1887

Born in Lancashire, England


Nov 18, 1910

Embarked the Empress of Ireland in Liverpool

Occupation listed as Rubber Worker


Nov 24, 1910

Disembarked in St John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario


Apr 7, 1916

Attested into the 204th Battalion CEF in Toronto, Ontario 

Ø      Number 237444

Ø      Next of kin given as Alice Hulme, wife, 29 Coxwell Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Conductor TSR (Toronto Street Railway)

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England 

The battalion trained on the Exhibition Grounds in Toronto


Mar 26, 1917

Embarked the SS Saxonia in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Apr 7, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Otterpool, before moving on to the East Sandling Camp, where the entire battalion was absorbed into the 2nd Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jun 4, 1917

Transferred to the 164th Battalion in Witley


Mar 8, 1918

Attached to the 119th Battalion in Witley for duty


Mar 19, 1918

Ceased to be attached to the 119th Battalion and attached to the 125th Battalion in Witley for duty


Mar 29, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Mar 30, 1918

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France as part of a draft of 1,498 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Mar 31, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Calonne Ricouart


Apr 7, 1918

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge


Apr 17, 1918

After leaving the CC Rein C he joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Wailly, France as part of a draft of 6 reinforcements to the battalion


Aug 28, 1918

During the battalion’s advance on the Sensee River near Vis-en-Artois, France, Private Hulme was killed.  His body was never recovered from the battlefield and he is commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal (below), Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widow, Mrs. Alice Hulme, 3 Victoria St., Lostock Hall, Lancashire, England




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