Tuesday 8 February 2011

Private Louis Randolphe Menard

Born on 11 April 1894 in Cumberland, Ontario - son of Lea Menard, Thurso, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Thurso, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as steam fitter; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 April 1918 (number 3057688) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 28 September 1918 - invalided to England on 30 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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