Tuesday 13 April 2010

Sergeant Joseph Peter Lacoste

Born on 27 May 1882 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. R.A. Lacoste, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment (three years); no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair - at the time of his enlistment in 1919: weight of 143 pounds.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 21 July 1915 (number 410126) - 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 24 February 1917 - invalided to England on 28 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 27 September 1917 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919 - joined the Special Guard, Canadian Military Police Corps, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 September 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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