Sunday 22 January 2012

Private Joseph Henry Roy

Born on 18 May 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. Victoria Roy, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address same as mother; trade as teamster; single; no current military service; previously served with the Canadian Army Service Corps (three months); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; dark brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 October 1917 (number 2591269) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 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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