Monday 14 February 2011

Private Paul Michaud

Born on 30 May 1898 in Alexandria, Ontario - son of John Michaud, Alexandria, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Alexandria, Ontario; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 31 January 1916 (number 633357) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 8 November 1917 - later served with reserve units - promoted to Acting-Corporal.

(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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