Saturday 5 November 2011

Private Adolphe Thomas Raymond

Born on 7 December 1892 in Matane, Quebec, or Fall River, Massachusetts - son of Mrs. Cecille Raymond, Matane, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Arnprior, Ontario; trade as mill hand; single; currently a member of the 42nd Lanark and Renfrew Regiment (8 months); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, on 12 May 1916 (number 246256) - discharged from the 207th Battalion on 12 November 1916 - conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 March 1918 (number 3320810) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 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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