Monday 12 April 2010

Private Henry Omer Lachapelle

Born on 8 March 1892 in Hull, Quebec - son of Eugene Lachapelle, Ottawa, Ontario - brother of Miss Yvonne Lachapelle, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair - at the time of his reenlistment in 1919: weight of 125 pounds; "limited movement of left hip joint. Fit for police duty."

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 December 1914 (number 410359) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - wounded on 13 or 14 June 1916 - discharged on 23 June 1917 - joined the Corps of Military Staff Clerks, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 July 1919 - joined the Special Guard, Canadian Military Police Corps (with the Permanent Force) in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 September 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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