Sunday 24 July 2011

Private John Paskovitch

Born on 25 March 1890 or May 1893 in Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia - son of Mrs. John Pascovitch, east of Moscow, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 24 March 1915 (number 410579) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 10 October 1916 - invalided to England on 20 October 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 March 1917 - wounded on 16 or 17 May 1917 - invalided to England on 21 May 1917 - [then] - joined the Canadian Engineers, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 10 September 1918 - sent "to Siberia".

(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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