Corporal Hugh McCullum Rocks, B74554
Kirkland Lake, Ontario
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Birth place and date: Hugh was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 13 May 1907.
Home town: Before the war, Hugh lived in Kirkland Lake, ON.
Religion: Hugh was a member of the Church of England.
Occupation: Before the war, Hugh worked as a miner.
Marital Status: Hugh was married to Elsie Lillian Rocks. The two were married on 11 October 1932. They also had two children, Marian Elsie (age 10), and Charles George (age 5).
Parents: Hugh’s parents were Charles and Elizabeth Rocks. They both lived in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Next of kin: Hugh’s next of kin was his wife, Elsie Lillian.
Date and location of enlistment: Hugh enlisted on 1 July 1940 in Kirkland Lake, ON.
Medals: Hugh was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Hugh had three brothers, Charles (age 43), John (age 41), and Jim (age 30).
- Hugh also had five sisters, Lizzie (age 44), Hannah, Rose, Mary, and Betty (age 16).
Burial location: Hugh is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 40 years old when he died.
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