Friday 16 April 2010

Private Leonard Michael Lafontaine

Born on 27 November 1895 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of Margaret Lafontaine, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; "defaulter"; single; Roman Catholic; trade as machinist; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 21 March 1918 (number 4021528) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 31 December 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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