Garnet Hopper's signature

On this day in 1915 Garnet Hopper tried to enlist in Toronto. He had been born in Deseronto on December 31st, 1893, the son of Mary (née Sexsmith) and John Hopper, a miller.

Garnet Hopper was a student, five feet seven inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. ‘Medically unfit’ has been written across the top of his attestation paper: his service record at Library and Archives Canada shows that he was discharged on August 23rd, 1915 for being deaf.

Medically unfit

Hopper married Daisy Catherine Jenner in Toronto on May 17th, 1921 and was living with her in Stamford, Ontario, at the time of the 1921 census. His occupation then was civil engineer. He died on June 27th, 1952.

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