Sunday 7 June 2009

Private Edwin Joseph Grace

Born on 19 March 1896 in Arnprior, Ontario - son of John Grace, Arnprior, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 5 inches, chest of 34 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 20 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 22 June 1915 (number 410284) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 19 November 1916 - invalided to England on 26 November 1916.

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