Saturday 26 March 2011

Private Fred Moreau

Born on 9 February 1888 in Quebec, Quebec - son of Fred Moreau, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as boilermaker; single; no current military service; previously served with the 17th Battalion (three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; grey eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, on 22 May 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 or 22 June 1915 (number 410821) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 31 May 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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