Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Private Adrien Richard

Born in 1883 in Montreal, Quebec - husband of Eugene Lavau[?], Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 98th Battalion, CEF, in St. Catharines, Ontario, on 6 December 1915 (number 210760) - taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 7 September 1916 - invalided sick to England on 1 March 1917 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 30 March 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 - rejoined the 58th Battalion on 9 September 1918 - later promoted to lance-corporal.

(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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