|Discharge card signed in Toronto, Canada|
May 16, 1919
|Manifest of Aliens coming into Niagara Falls, New York|
May 20, 1919
These pieces of information along with a letter George sent home from Russia, that was published in a local Aliquippa, Pennsylvania newspaper, have given me enough information to timeline his service. I have checked my blog and see that I will have to do a blog about the letter from Russia.
GEORGE HENRY HUGHES
Canadian Expeditionary Force
July 30, 1917—George enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
August 1, 1917—George passed his medical examination and signed his oath of allegiance to King George V in Toronto, Canada.
Canadian Expeditionary Force--Trained on the British Vickers Machine Gun. Was given his sergeant stripes. Spent almost a year in Canada before shipping overseas.
Mid Summer, 1918—George assigned to France
Fall, 1918—George’s company was reassigned to Siberia. Five thousand soldiers were shipped out from Vancouver, British Columbia to Vladivostok, Russia. This group was renamed Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force.
Fall, 1918—Sent to Harbin, China for a few months.
Winter, 1919—Back to Vladivostok, Russia.
February 28, 1919—Still stationed in Vladivostok, Russia from his letter home.
May 16, 1919—Discharged from military service, Toronto, Canada.
May 20, 1919—Entered the United States at Niagara Falls, New York.
Other Flipside blogs regarding George Henry Hughes World War I service:
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