Monday 14 March 2011

Lance-Corporal Ernest Elmer Monroe

Born on 23 July 1889 in Rouceverte, West Virginia - son of John Joseph and Virginia Frances Monroe, Rouceverte, West Virginia - brother of Charles E. Monroe, Logan, West Virginia - brother of Miss L.R. Dixon, Rouceverte, West Virginia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Rouceverte, West Virginia; trade as trainman; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, in Fort William, Ontario, on 17 December 1915 (number 198502) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 March 1917 - killed in action on 26 June 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave II.A.3), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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