Monday, 7 June 2010

Private Dieudonné Legault

Born on 3 December 1894 in Hull, Quebec - son of Mrs. F. Legault, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as paper maker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 February 1918 (number 3320596) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 1 or 2 October 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 January 1919 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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