Monday 11 July 2011

Private Made Desmontigny Papineau

Born on 29 February 1896 in Beaver, Ontario - son of J.B. Papineau, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as father; trade as labour; single; no current military service; previously served with the 2nd Field Battery; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 137 pounds; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 3 October 1917 (number 2471310) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 3 November 1918 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 3 November 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 5 May 1919.

(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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