Tuesday 13 September 2011

Private Nicholas Polesky

Born on 15 September 1895 in Camen, Podolsk, Russia - son of Mari Polesky, Camen, Podolsk, Russia - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 159 pounds; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 24 November 1915 (number 788521) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - wounded on 16 June 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 8 April 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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