Thursday 22 April 2010

Private Abraham Lalonde, Jr.

Born on 20 December 1894 in Greenfield, Ontario - son of Abraham Lalonde, Sr., Greenfield, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 59th Regiment; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 5 April 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 June 1915 (number 410338) - 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 23 March 1918 - invalided to England on 7 April 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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