Thursday 31 December 2009

Private Ralph Jacques

Born on 23 April 1888 in Athens, Ontario - son of Susan Jacques, Gananoque, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Gananoque, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 20 December 1915 (number 639356) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 14 August 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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)

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