Saturday 25 April 2009

Private Oclaid Gayer

Born on 2 February 1897 in Canada - son of Napolion and Mary Gayer (nee Wuzuette), Ottawa, 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 6 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 March 1915 (number 410299) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 10 September 1916 - died of his wounds on 20 September 1916 - buried in St. Sever Cemetery (grave B.22.41), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Jason D (Ottawa) said...

Hello I am a relative of Oclaid Gayer -(Richard Oclaid Gayer)He was my great grandfather's brother. I have alot of documents and military forms from The Great War on him... Please contact me, would like to compare notes / sources and share info I have. Thanks! :)