Sunday 25 September 2011

Private Emile Osias Potvin

Born on 3 July 1892 in Hull, Quebec - son of Mr. A. Potvin, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Hull, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as shoemaker; no current or previously military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; swarthy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 25 February 1918 (number 4025061) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - wounded on 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 15 September 1918.

Died in 1969 - buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Hull, Quebec.

(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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