Tuesday 12 January 2010

Private David Bernard Jodoin

Born on 20 March 1892 in Bainsville, Ontario - brother of Miss Ethel Jodoin, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cheesemaker; single; currently a member of the Active Militia; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.25 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; blonde hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410513) - served weith the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 9 or 11 April 1917 - invalided to England on 14 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 September 1918.

Recommended for an unnamed decoration, likely a Military Medal, but no award - unit recommendation dated 1 March 1917: "For conspicuous work during the raid carried out by this Battn on the enemy trenches Feb 22/17."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you for taking the time to post this information. this person is my great grandfathers younger brother and I have been researching my paternal side. it is delightful to find this in the many web pages i have viewed.