Tuesday 22 September 2009

Private Joseph Nathaniel Heglin

Born on 25 March 1894 in Omaha, Nebraska - son of John and Lizzie Heglin, Regina, Saskatchewan - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father, single, Methodist, trade as farmer, no current or previous military service, height of 5 feet 11 inches, chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, CEF, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 20 March 1918 (number 258792) - taken on the strength of the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 5 September 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - died of those wounds on 13 November 1918 - buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery (grave X.A.12B), France.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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, www.cwgc.org)

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