Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Private Etienne Samuel Bieler

Born on 3 February 1895 in Lausanne, Switzerland - next of kin listed as Rev. Dr. Charles Bieler, Westmount, Quebec - attestation form notes trade as student, single, currently a lance-corporal with the McGill Canadian Officers' Training Corps, no previous military service, height of 5 feet 9.5 inches, chest of 37 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian.

Joined the 38th Battalion in Montreal, Quebec, on 29 March 1915 (number 411022) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in France on 17 July 1915 - transferred to the 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, on 23 February 1916 - transferred to the 12th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, on 28 June 1916 - wounded on 3 August 1916 - transferred to the 1st Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, on 20 March 1917 - wounded on 29 April 1917 - commissioned and promoted to Lieutenant at some point.

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