Wednesday 11 May 2011

Private Victor Nejer

Born on 4 June 1871 in Alloumont, Belgium - son of Jeoun Pierre Nejer, Alloumont, Belgium - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario; trade as woodsman; single; no current military service; previously served with the French Army (three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark hair.

Joined the 227th Battalion, CEF, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on 20 May 1916 (umber 1003227) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 8 or 9 April 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 April 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 3 May 1918.

(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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