Friday 27 March 2009

Private Oswald Albert French

Born on 22 July 1892 in England - son of Mrs. Selina Mary French, Brightlingsea, Essex, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as shoemaker, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 35 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, brown eyes, light hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 22 January 1915 (number 410747) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to Headquarters, 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade, on 31 December 1915.

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