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Major Hugh Wilderspin Niven

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Date of birth: 1876-05-22
Place of birth: London, Canada
Next of kin: Marie E. Niven, “Stewartlea”, Ayr, Scotland
Marital status: married
Occupation (attested): Wholesale Hardware
Occupation (normalized): Working Proprietor (Wholesale Trade)

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: NA
Rank detail

Major, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Canadian Infantry (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Awards

Distinguished Service Order

Distinguished Service Order First Bar

Military Cross
Source: London Gazette, Issue# 29296, Page# 9168 Dated: 9/14/1915

Mentioned in Despatches 'A' List

Mentioned in Despatches 'A' List - 2nd Mention

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 548638
Attestation record(s): image 1
Service file: B7339-S036
Uploader's Notes: Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 as a Lieutenant [an Original]. Promoted to Adjutant and Major. Wounded March 19, 1915 & June 2, 1916. Struck off strength November 26, 1917. DSO - London Gazette #29713 Pg.#8226.Bar to DSO - London Gazette #30482 Pg.#953.MC - London Gazette #29296 Pg.#9168.MID - London Gazette #29200 Pg.#6011. 2nd LG #29890 Pg.#258. 3rd LG #30706 Pg.#6197. Medal card of Niven, H W.
Uploader's Research notes: Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 as a Lieutenant [an Original]. Promoted to Adjutant and Major. Wounded March 19, 1915 & June 2, 1916. Struck off strength November 26, 1917. DSO - London Gazette #29713 Pg.#8226.Bar to DSO - London Gazette #30482 Pg.#953.MC - London Gazette #29296 Pg.#9168.MID - London Gazette #29200 Pg.#6011. 2nd LG #29890 Pg.#258. 3rd LG #30706 Pg.#6197. Medal card of Niven, H W.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2008-03-23
Last modified: 2013-12-14