Sunday 10 July 2011

Private Walter Papgen

Born on 1 September 1895 in France - nok listed as Mrs. Jouvor Papgen, Syracuse, New York - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: trade as machinist; single; no current military service; previously served with the United States Army Field Artillery (Massachusetts, four years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 252nd Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 11 April 1917 (number 1087320) - taken on the strength of the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 8 or 18 August 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 19 or 20 October 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 6 June 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; Sailing List, 253rd Battalion, CEF)

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