Monday 16 January 2012

Private Joseph Roussin

Born on 12 April 1887 in Oka, Quebec - husband of Jeanine Roussin, Oka, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as lumberman; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 16 July 1915 (number 144159) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 December 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 22 January 1916 - joined the 69th Battalion, CEF, on 26 January 1916 - taken on the strength of the 22nd Battalion, CEF, on 27 August 1916 - wounded on 9 April 1917 - wounded on 16 August 1917 - wounded on 24 January 1918 - wounded on 2 April 1918.

Awarded the Military Medal.

(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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