Monday 18 May 2009

Private Joseph Adelard Giroux

Born on 7 March 1890 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of Mrs. Olive Giroux, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as painter, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 3 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, grey blue eyes, dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 5 January 1915 (number 410101) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

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