Name:Chester Howard HulsmanRegimental Number:42255Rank:SergeantRegiment:3rd Brigade, Canadian Field ArtilleryDate of Birth:August 12, 1892Place of Birth:Yarmouth, Nova ScotiaDate of Enlistment:September 25, 1914Place of Enlistment:Valcartier, QuebecAddress at Enlistment:Hamilton, OntarioAge at Enlistment:22Height: 5 Feet 6 InchesComplexion: DarkEyes: BrownHair: BlackMarital Status:Single (at enlistment)Trade:PainterReligion:WesleyanNext of Kin:Mrs. W.B. Hulsman (Mother), 34 Earl St., Hamilton, OntarioFlorence Hulsman (Wife) Hamstead, England (1915)Date of Death:July 27, 1916Age at Death:23Cemetery:Calais Southern Cemetery, FranceGrave Reference:Plot E. Row 3. Grave 10Commemorated on Page 106 of the First World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 13 and March 14Not Commemorated on the Yarmouth War Memorial Chester Hulsman was born in Yarmouth, NS on August 12, 1892, the son of William Busby Hulsman (1867-1942) and Martha Ellen (Saulnier) Hulsman (1872-1948). His brother Vernon Busby Hulsman also served during WWI. Chester enlisted at Valcartier on September 25, 1914. He had previously served with the 4th Field Battery Canadian Field Artillery at Hamilton, Ontario.While serving overseas, he married Florence Milton of Hampstead, London in October of 1915. He was promoted to Sergeant on August 15, 1915 while serving in France. At about 8:30 pm on July 26, 1916 a non-commission officer came into the Sergeants’ Mess with a rifle grenade in his hand. He handed it to Sergeant Hulsman who not knowing it was loaded, threw it on the floor in he corner of the hut, and it exploded, seriously wounding him in the head. He died the following day at No 35 General Hospital, Calais.