Monday, 7 June 2010

Private Eli Joseph Wilfred Leger

Born on 6 May 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Emma Leger, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as gas fitter; single; no current military service; previously served with the Governor General's Foot Guards; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; healthy complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 26 February 1915 (number 410346) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - later served with reserve units.

(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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