Thursday 9 February 2012

Private Léopold St. Denis

Born on 26 September 1889 in Napierville, Quebec - son of Mrs. Julien St. Denis, St. Jean, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Montreal, Quebec; trade as laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 9.5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 140 pounds; clear complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 9 January 1917 (number 1042780) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - killed in action on 26 April 1918 - buried in Roclincourt Military Cemetery (grave VI.C.5), France.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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