Tuesday 29 March 2011

Private Telesphore Joseph Morin

Born on 9 December 1883 in Montreal, Quebec - husband of Stella Morin, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civil servant; married; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (one and a half years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; gray eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Barriefield, Ontario, on 20 July 1915 (number 410140) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 12 August 1917 in order to be commissioned - commissioned as a Lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion - joined the 259th Battalion, CSEF, on 24 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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