Tuesday 31 May 2011

Private Omer Noonan

Born on 15 August 1896 in Mallorytown, Ontario - son of Robert Noonan, Brockville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as father; trade as telegraph operator; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 130 pounds; fair complexion; brown eyes; light brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 8 November 1916 (number 1042369) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 December 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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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