Monday 22 October 2012

Private Metz Matthew Mosher

Born on 4 September 1893 in Fox Lake, Wisconsin - son of Mr. J.A. Mosher, Antigo, Wisconsin - brother of Mrs. Mable Cody, Ishpeming, Michigan - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Winnipeg, Manitoba; trade as teacher; single; no current or previous military service; Congregationalist; height of 5 feet 9.75 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 90th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on 12 November 1915 (number 187210) - discharge on 2 March 1916 for medical reasons - joined the 212th Battalion, CEF, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as "Matthew Mosier" on 29 March 1916 (number 261282) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 16 or 17 February 1917 - killed in action on 28 June 1917 - buried in La Chaudière Military Cemetery (grave VI.A.1), France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Mosher's headstone in La Chaudière Cemetery that I took in August 2012).

(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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