Monday 9 March 2009

Private Xavier Fortier

Born on 8 December 1895 in Alice, Ontario - son of Mrs. J. Fortier, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Pembroke, Ontario, single, Roman Catholic, trade as farmer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320177) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - wounded on 29 September 1918 - invalided to England on 2 October 1918.

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