Wednesday 16 March 2011

Private Alexander Montreul

Born on 2 April 1897 Glen[?], Ontario - son of Maurice Montreul, Dalhousie Station, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Dalhousie Station, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as cheese maker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; fair hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 3 January 1918 (number 4020271) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - invalided sick to England on 14 January 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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