Sunday 11 September 2011

Private William Poapst

Born on 2 March 1893 in Cardinal, Ontario - son of Mrs. Hattie Poapst, Cardinal, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cardinal, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the Iroquois Canal Patrol (six months); Church of England; medium complexion; dark blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 156th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 21 March 1916 (number 639941) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 January 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 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)

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