Thursday 16 July 2009

Private Emeric Francis Cornell Gyselinck

Born on 12 December 1872 in Belgium - husband of Emma Gyselinck, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as chef, married, no current military service, previously served with the "Belgium Regiment" (four years), Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 7 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, hazel eyes, black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 January 1915 (number 410502) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - taken on the strength of the Canadian Army Service Corps, CEF, on 8 November 1917.

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