Born on 6 March 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Adelard Aspeck, Hintonburgh, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 31[?] inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.
Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 August 1915 (number 144058) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 3 or 7 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 26 September 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.
(Many thanks to Private Aspeck's great-great-grandson, Dave Richer, for this image).
(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.177)