Saturday 31 December 2011

Private Gusty Rochon

Born on 7 May 1896 in Glen Roy, Glengarry County, Ontario - son of Levi Rochon, Alexandria, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as laborer; single; no current military service; previously served with the volunteers during the 1914 camp; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; clear complexion; black eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Alexandria, Ontario, on 1 March 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410872) - 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 12 August 1918 - invalided to England on 16 August 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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