Wednesday 12 October 2011

Private Joseph Eugene Proulx

Born on 27 March 1892 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Joseph Eucharest Proulx, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as father; married; Roman Catholic; trade as press man; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (five years); height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 1 March 1918 (number 3057010) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - wounded on 30 September 1918 - invalided to England on 8 October 1918.

(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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