Sunday 6 February 2011

Corporal Ovila Meloche

Born on 12 April 1893 in Hull, Quebec - son of Mrs. L. Meloche, Hull, Quebec - brother of Private Victor Meloche, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as papermaker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fresh complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 February 1918 (number 3320015) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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