Thursday 8 April 2010

Private Edward Labadie

Born on 12 September 1898 in Wallaceburg, Ontario - son of Mrs. Rose Tye, Wallaceburg, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1918: present address in Wallaceburg, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as blacksmith; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 23 May 1918 (number 3060175) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - invalided sick to England on 3 January 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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