Sunday 31 July 2011

Lance-Corporal Melville Paul

Born on 30 April 1895 in Canada - husband of Annie M. Paul, Lanark, Ontario - son of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Paul, Poland, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Poland, Ontario; trade as carpenter and chauffeur; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; weight of 159 pounds; fair complexion; gray eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Perth, Ontario, on 4 February 1916 (number 787119) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 26 April 1918 - buried in La Targette British Cemetery (grave I.K.9), 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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