Saturday 18 September 2010

Private Antonio Martinelli

Born on 5 July 1889 in Pisticci, Italy - son of Rosaria Martini [sic?], Pisticci, Potenza, Italy - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Toronto, Ontario; trade as tailor; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 0 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 216th Battalion, CEF, in Toronto, Ontario, on 27 April 1916 (number 273483) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 or 12 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 26 April 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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