Sunday 13 March 2011

Private Denis Monfet

Born on 17 January 1886 in Canada - son of Mrs. Adalaide Monfet, Lake Megantic, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 February 1915 (number 410213) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF - taken on the strength of the 20th[?] Battalion, CEF, on 3 February 1916 - wounded on 5 or 7 June 1916.

(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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