Sunday 14 August 2011

Private Joseph Pelletier

Born on 8 December 1896 in Bois Franc, Quebec - son of Mrs. A. Pelletier, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 2 April 1918 (number 3320908) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - died on 30 October 1918 of wounds received that day - buried in Douai British Cemetery (grave G.14), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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