Source: December 1916 K.I.A.
This 33-year old manufacturing agent had 5.25 years of military experience with the 5th Royal Highlanders when he enlisted with the 124th Battalion on January 4, 1916, at Toronto, Ontario. He arrived in England on August 18, 1916 aboard the S.S. Cameronia. He was based at Bramshott Camp and was transferred to the 18th Battalion, effective October 10, 1916, arriving in the field on the very next day. HE was wounded December 19, 1916 and classed as “dangerously wounded”. He died of those wounds December 21, 1916. He left his wife Jean, with his death.
PTE. J. HOPE DEAD.
On Christmas Day Private John Hope was reported wounded. To-day’s list contains his name among those who are dead of wounds. Pte. Hope enlisted and went overseas with the 124th Battalion, but was transferred to another unit.
He was born in England 33 years ago. Before enlisting he resided at 57 Mutual street.
Source: Toronto Star, January 4, 1917 via CVWM