Friday 4 March 2011

Lieutenant Asa Raymond Minard

Born on 3 January 1896 in Boston, Massachusetts - son of Asa R. and Adelaide M. Minard, Toronto, Ontario (later Detroit, Michigan) - brother of Captain Basil Boise Wood Minard - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as clerk; Baptist; currently a member of the 36th Regiment (Sergeant, three years); previously served with high school cadets.

Joined the 97th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant in Toronto, Ontario, on 29 October 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Lieutenant on 25 April 1917 - died on 30 June 1917 of wounds received that day - buried in Villers Station Cemetery (grave X.D.6), 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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