Tuesday 6 December 2011

Private Aron Riy

Born on 20 December 1893 in Nememee[?], Podelosky, Russia - son of John Riy, Paschcoweskey, Russia - brother of Sergeant John Riy, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 10 March 1915 (number 410602) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 3 November 1916 - invalided to England on 18 November 1916.

(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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