Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Private Joseph Ligs

Born on 7 December 1895 in Shanaritz, Russia - son of Joe Ligs, Shanaritz, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Smiths Falls, Ontario; trade as farming; single; no current or previous military service; Jewish; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 160 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 10 March 1916 (number 787408) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 27 or 28 March 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 30 May 1918.

(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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