Friday 24 February 2012

Lance-Corporal James Savard

Born on 25 December 1889 in Montreal, Quebec - son of David Savard, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1917: present address same as father; single; Roman Catholic; trade as butcher; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair; "flat feet".

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 27 November 1917 (number 4020030) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 26 or 27 September 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 3 May 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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