Sunday 24 July 2011

Private Lorenzo Patenaude

Born on 21 October 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Eliza Patenaude, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 October 1915 (number 145277) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 18 July 1916 - joined the Canadian Ordnance Corps, CEF - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 30 August 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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