Sunday 11 April 2010

Private Raoul Labrie

Born on 11 November 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Joseph Labrie, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as father; trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 75th Depot Battery, Canadian Field Artillery, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 7 March 1917 (number 345935) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 17 or 18 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 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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