Saturday 3 November 2012

Private Ernest Marchand

Born on 17 September 1891 in Beauhard[?], Ontario - son of Mrs. Margaret Kelly, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as machiniest; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 22 January 1915 (number 410136) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Marchand's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

1 comment:

Ernest J Marchand said...

great Uncle Ernie