Saturday 26 March 2011

Private Theodore Moreau

Born on 15 February 1887 in Hull, Quebec - husband of Cornme[?] Moreau, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as pandermen steam driller; married with three children; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 August 1915 (number 145030) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1915 - died on 23 November 1916 of wounds received that day - buried in Contay British Cemetery (grave IV.E.16), 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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