Wednesday 27 January 2010

Private Henry Joly

Born on 10 January 1895 in Hawkesbury, Ontario - son of Mrs. Ama Joly, Hawkesbury, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as shoemaker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 April 1915 (number 410922) - 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 29 June 1917 - invalided to England on 6 October 1917.

Died on 14 January 1922 - buried in St. Alphonse Cemetery, Hawkesbury, Ontario.

(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)


Anonymous said...

Nice post and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you seeking your information.

Anonymous said...

Well I agree but I dream the collection should prepare more info then it has.

Richard R Joly said...

Thank you for the research on my great uncle Henry Joly 410922 CEF.I visit his gravesight yearly in November.I did research his service files at the National Archives and he was wounded 3 times.He died of those wounds in 1922.If you ever find a picture it would be greatly appreciated.Thank you for your great research Ken.Thank you Richard R Joly.