Friday, 16 July 2010

Private Francis (Frank) Longtin

Born on 23 October 1893 in Embrun, Ontario - son of Mrs. Zephirina Longtin, Casselman, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield Camp, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 (number 410811) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 16 September 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 22 March 1917 - wounded (at duty) on 21 August 1917 - 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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