Thursday, 27 June 2019

James Hiney: CWGC Beechwood

James Peter (occasionally Patrick) Hiney of 165 Florence Street, age 63, died at St Luke’s Hospital on 27 June 1919 following an accident at Clarella Park on the Britannia line, two days previously. The inquest found he had aggravated a prior injury while attempting to board a street car that pulled away prematurely.

Born in Dublin, Ireland he first enlisted on 4 April 1916 in Ottawa giving his birth as 28 May 1873.   A professional musician, he was married to Mary Elizabeth nee William with three sons and one daughter. After a few days, he was discharged as overage and declared not eligible to reenlist.

A second attestation paper has him enlisting again in Ottawa on 18 June 1918. Private Hiney (722269) served with the Canadian Army Corps of Military Staff Clerks.

He is buried in Section 40, Lot 139E at Beechwood Cemetery.

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