Wednesday 21 April 2010

Private Moses Gilbert Lalonde

Born on 8 April 1894 in Glengarry County, Ontario - husband of Winifred Lalonde, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cheesemaker; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 27 February 1915 (number 410525) - 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 October 1916 - invalided to England on 7 November 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 5 April 1918 - invalided sick to England on 22 April 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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