Monday 6 February 2012

Private Laurius St. Amand

Born on 8 April 1891 in Hull, Quebec - son of Adolphe St. Amand, Pointe Gatineau, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Pointe Gatineau, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as ironworker; no current military service; previously served with the 43rd Regiment Duke of Cornwall's Own Rifles (two years); height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; black eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 8 January 1918 (number 3320009) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 21 September 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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