Saturday 18 April 2009

Private Austin Dunn

Born on 9 August 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Ernest and Adele Dunn, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 3.5 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 February 1915 (number 410084) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2 (grave Sp. Mem. No.12), Neuville-St. Vaast, France.

Update: a photo of Private Dunn's headstone I took at Canadian Cemetery No.2.

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