Saturday, 21 August 2010

Private John Mainville

Born on 9 June 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Mary Mainville, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; black eyes; black hair - at time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; trade as tinsmith.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 15 September 1915 (number 145156) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 25 May 1916 - joined the 230th Battalion, CEF, in Hull, Quebec, on 23 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, in England from 6 February 1917 to 19 January 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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