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Gordon Henry Hoover


Hoover, Gordon Henry, Selkirk, Ontario. Occupation: Blacksmith. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 739397, 114 Bn. transferred to PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Possible Diary References: “Dusty Hoover and I put the tent up,” 5:9 Nov ’17; “bribed Dusty Hoover to put my horse in,” 6:18 Jan ’18; “Found a dugout with [A.A.] Bremner and Dusty Hoover,” 6:21 Feb ’18; “Worked on it all day and then learned that Dusty [Hoover] was moving into the feed tent. Decided to stay along with [A.A.] Bremner,” 6:22 Feb ’18. Pte. G. H. Hoover may be the Dusty Hoover mentioned in Frank Whiting’s war diary. Or perhaps, it was Pte. H. Hoover, who was probably a younger brother. According to Hodder-Williams, 208, Pte. Hoover was struck off strength at demobilisation on 20 March 1919.