Thursday, 19 August 2010

Private Leo Maheu

Born on 10 February 1895 in Ste. Therese Beauport, Quebec - son of Evangeline Maheu, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as shoemaker; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 120 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Carleton Place, Ontario, on 27 October 1915 (number 787612) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 15 May 1917.

(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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