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Name: David Brian Hacking Rank: Private Service No: C/121839 Regiment/Service: Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: July 7, 1925 Place of Birth: London, Ontario Date of Enlistment: July 24, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Kingston, Ontario Address At Enlistment: Westboro, Ontario Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, 7 ½ Inches Weight: 134 lbs Complexion: Dark Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown Trade: Cabinet Worker Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: William Hacking (Father) Westboro, Ontario Date of Death: September 23, 1944 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery: Schoonselhof Cemetery (Wilrijk, Antwerpen, Belgium) Grave Reference: I. E. 9. The 46th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 324 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 14 David Brian Hacking was the son of William and Alma Larkin Hacking, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was the brother of Wallace Hacking. The family was originally from Lower Argyle, his parents married there on December 31, 1919. At David’s birth the family was living in London, Ontario where he lived for twelve years. He was in Lower Argyle for two years and then in Westboro, Ottawa for the three years prior to his enlistment. The family moved to Lower Argyle in April 1945. David served in Canada between July 24, 1943 and July 18, 1944, in the United Kingdom between July 19 and August 25, 1944, and in Europe from August 26, 1944 until his death on July 23, 1944. He was killed in action while serving in Belgium. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
David Brian Hacking