Saturday 29 October 2011

Private Naftlle Rainville

Born on 9 January 1894 in Perkins Mill, Quebec - son of Ned Rainville, Warren, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Warren, Ontario; trade as boatman; single; currently a member of the 97th Regiment; no previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.875 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in North Bay, Ontario, on 21 March 1916 (number 648735) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 June 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 10 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 24 April 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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