Wednesday 8 February 2012

Private Joseph St. Denis

Born on 6 June 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of Mrs. D. St. Denis, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address same as mother; single; Roman Catholic; trade as labourer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 3 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 March 1918 (number 3320724) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 October 1918 - wounded on 2 or 4 November 1918 - invalided to England on 9 November 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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