Sunday 11 April 2010

Private Ernest Labrie

Born on 2 May 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Louis Labrie, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Hull, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as paper maker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 January 1918 (number 3320018) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - killed in action on 27 September 1918 - buried in Quarry Wood Cemetery (grave III.A.9), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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