Thursday 24 September 2009

Private Ralph Albert Heinemann

Born on 17 March 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - son of Albert Heinemann, William Grove, Pennsylvania - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, trade as clerk, single, no current military service, previously served with the United States Army (three years), Prebyterian, height of 5 feet 10.5 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the Depot Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 11 January 1917 (number 225383) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, 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)

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