Tuesday 5 December 2006

Private Claude Alguire

Born on 14 March 1894 in Northfield Station, Ontario - son of Wesley and Anna (Annie) Alguire, Northfield Station, Ontario - attestation form gives trade as paper maker, single, never previously a member of the military, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 38 inches, ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, blonde hair, Church of England.

Joined the 38th Battalion on 19 March 1915 (number 410539) - taken on the strength of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Battalion in France on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 30 January 1916 - killed in action on 26 April 1916 and buried in Woods Cemetery, Belgium.

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