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  • On July 2, 1887 Victor John Hastings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to George Victor Hastings and his wife Margaret Ferguson Hastings (nee Anderson).  Shortly after this his family moved to Keewatin where his father was in charge of The Lake of the Woods Milling Company. When war broke out in 1914 the family was living in Winnipeg and Victor, who was now a barrister, enlisted in the 79th Highlanders (16th Battalion).  His attestation papers were signed at Valcartier Quebec on September 23, 1914.  He was appointed a commissioned rank.

    Victor John Hastings served in Belgium where he fought in the First Battle at Ypres as well that of St. Julien.  Many of his fellow officers were either killed or wounded, result he was recommended by his superior officer and appointed to a captaincy.  Captain Hastings was gassed at Ypres and on July 19, 1915 he was granted leave at public expense to return to Canada due to medical reasons.  He was declared fit to return to duty and reported back to his unit on August 12, 1915.  At Hill 60, on August 3, 1916 Captain Hastings was wounded, he suffered severe Haemostypes for 4 days as well as shrapnel wounds to his chest and arm.  He was treated at No.7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne until August 18, 1916 before being transferred to Lincoln General and then on August 21, 1916 to the I.O.D.E. Hospital, Hyde Park, London.  On December 1, 1916, Hastings was declared to have a disability due to a drift of gas at Ypres but to be fit for Home Service. Captain Hastings served at the  Head Quarters Canadian Training Depot, General List, Head Quarters O.M.F.C. and was appointed D.A.A.C.  On September 21, 1916 Captain Hastings was temporarily assigned the rank of Major, this was reaffirmed on January 2, 1917.  On November 8, 1917, and reaffirmed on December 22, 1917 he was appointed temporarily the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he held this rank throughout the remainder of his military career.

    Lieutenant Colonel Victor John Hastings was awarded the Military Cross on January 14, 1916; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal: Victory Medal; as well as being mentioned in dispatches.

    Lt. Col. Victor John Hastings married Ida May Alpaugh on June 1, 1927.  It is not known if they had any children.  He died on January 11, 1932 and is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    (written by unknown person on canadiangreatwarproject.com)

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  • Regimental Number:
  • NA
  • Service Record:
  • Link to Service Record
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Force:
  • Army
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Battalion:
  • 16th Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Country:
  • Canada
  • Next of Kin:
  • George Victor Hastings, father. 55 Donald Street Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Date of Birth:
  • July 2, 1887
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Barrister
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Valcartier, Quebec
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • September 23, 1914
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 27
  • Religion:
  • Presbyterian
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • January 11, 1932
  • Age at Death:
  • 44
  • Buried at:
  • St. John's Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Plot:
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • On July 2, 1887 Victor John Hastings was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to George Victor Hastings and his wife Margaret Ferguson Hastings (nee Anderson).  Shortly after this his family moved to Keewatin where his father was in charge of The Lake of the Woods Milling Company. When war broke out in 1914 the family was living in Winnipeg and Victor, who was now a barrister, enlisted in the 79th Highlanders (16th Battalion).  His attestation papers were signed at Valcartier Quebec on September 23, 1914.  He was appointed a commissioned rank.

    Victor John Hastings served in Belgium where he fought in the First Battle at Ypres as well that of St. Julien.  Many of his fellow officers were either killed or wounded, result he was recommended by his superior officer and appointed to a captaincy.  Captain Hastings was gassed at Ypres and on July 19, 1915 he was granted leave at public expense to return to Canada due to medical reasons.  He was declared fit to return to duty and reported back to his unit on August 12, 1915.  At Hill 60, on August 3, 1916 Captain Hastings was wounded, he suffered severe Haemostypes for 4 days as well as shrapnel wounds to his chest and arm.  He was treated at No.7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne until August 18, 1916 before being transferred to Lincoln General and then on August 21, 1916 to the I.O.D.E. Hospital, Hyde Park, London.  On December 1, 1916, Hastings was declared to have a disability due to a drift of gas at Ypres but to be fit for Home Service. Captain Hastings served at the  Head Quarters Canadian Training Depot, General List, Head Quarters O.M.F.C. and was appointed D.A.A.C.  On September 21, 1916 Captain Hastings was temporarily assigned the rank of Major, this was reaffirmed on January 2, 1917.  On November 8, 1917, and reaffirmed on December 22, 1917 he was appointed temporarily the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, he held this rank throughout the remainder of his military career.

    Lieutenant Colonel Victor John Hastings was awarded the Military Cross on January 14, 1916; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal: Victory Medal; as well as being mentioned in dispatches.

    Lt. Col. Victor John Hastings married Ida May Alpaugh on June 1, 1927.  It is not known if they had any children.  He died on January 11, 1932 and is buried in St. John’s Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    (written by unknown person on canadiangreatwarproject.com)

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  • Hastings, Victor John Image
  • Regimental Number:
  • NA
  • Force:
  • Army
  • Battalion:
  • 16th Battalion
  • Place of Birth:
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Next of Kin:
  • George Victor Hastings, father. 55 Donald Street Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Date of Birth:
  • July 2, 1887
  • Survived War:
  • Yes
  • Branch:
  • Canadian Infantry
  • Country:
  • Canada
  • Address at Enlistment:
  • Trade or Calling:
  • Barrister
  • Marital Status:
  • Single
  • Place of Enlistment:
  • Valcartier, Quebec
  • Date of Enlistment:
  • September 23, 1914
  • Age at Enlistment:
  • 27
  • Religion:
  • Presbyterian
  • Enlisted or Conscripted:
  • Enlisted
  • Saw Service In:
  • Europe
  • Date of Death:
  • January 11, 1932
  • Age at Death:
  • 44
  • Buried at:
  • St. John's Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Plot:
  • Prisoner of War:
  • No
  • Hastings, Victor John

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