Friday 6 February 2009

Private Ernest John Fickus

Born on 26 June 1883 in Montreal, Quebec - brother of Mrs. Louisa Hildrath, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Windsor, Ontario, trade as auto driver, widower, no current military service, previously served in the Army Medical Corps in Montreal (three years), Methodist, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair.

Joined the No.2 Overseas Army Service Corps Training Depot, CEF, in Windsor, Ontario, on 17 November 1916 (number 513264) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 5 or 6 July 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool on 30 January 1918.

1 comment:

Paul Nixon said...

Just came across your blog, Ken. What a great idea, and my congrats to you for remembering the men of the 38th. I've been conducting a similar exercise for the men and women of Chailey in Sussex. Keep up the good work.

Paul Nixon (Chailey)