Wednesday 21 April 2010

Private Maurice Rene Lalonde

Born on 3 August 1896 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of Mrs. Maria Lalonde, Cornwall, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as factory employee; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 12 March 1915 (number 410340) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda -landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 29 or 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 10 November 1917.

(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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