Monday 4 January 2010

Private Philias Janvenne

Born on 28 July 1893 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of P. Janvenne, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, as a signaller in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 March 1916 (number 246045) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 or 7 December 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918.

(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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