Monday 9 March 2009

Private Leonard Francis Fortier

Born on 12 September 1896 in Prescott, Ontario - son of Charles Fortier, Prescott, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Prescott, Ontario, trade as machinist, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 3.75 inches, chest of 32.5 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 16 March 1916 (number 639875) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - invalided sick to England on 29 July 1917 - transferred to the 13th Battalion, Canadian Railway Troops, CEF, on 22 May 1918.

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