Wednesday 14 April 2010

Private Maxime Lacroix, MM

Born on 1 April 1898 in West Templeton, Quebec - son of Mrs. Marceline Lacroix, West Templeton, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 130 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Mattawa, Ontario, on 20 January 1916 (number 789162) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - invalided to England on 16 April 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 11 November 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 5 October 1918: "For Gallantry during the operations in vicinity of Bourlon, 29th Sept 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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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