Friday 3 April 2009

Private Arthur Gagnon

Born on 16 September 1898 in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario - brother of Joseph Gagnon, Renfrew, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Renfrew, Ontario, trade as farm labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 2 inches, chest of 33 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 3 August 1916 (number 1042060) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 or 7 December 1917 - killed in action on 2 September 1918 - buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery (grave II.B.39), France.

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