Friday 3 April 2009

Private Henry Gagne

Born on 4 November 1890 in Montreal, Quebec - son of Edward Gagne, St. Andrews, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, gray eyes, black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 17 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410743) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Light Railway [?] or the Canadian Engineers on 23 November 1917.

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