Tuesday 12 July 2011

Private Omer Paré

Born on 7 March 1890 in Beauharnois, Quebec - son of Mrs. Georgina Paré, Beauharnois, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Mattawa, Ontario; trade as carpenter; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Mattawa, Ontario, on 17 January 1916 (number 789156) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - attached to No.1 Forestry Company, RE, on 18 June 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 24 May 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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