Monday 19 April 2010

Private Hector Lalonde

Born on 22 June 1883 in Alexandria, Ontario - brother of Paul Lalonde, Hawkesbury, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Hull, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as fireman; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; brown complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 March 1918 (number 3320091) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.B.11), 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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