Monday 6 February 2012

Private Raoul Saguin

Born on 20 April 1892 in Regault, Quebec - brother of Miss Maggie Saguin, Brownsby, Quebec - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Brownsby, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as lumberjack; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 40 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; gray eyes; light brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 February 1918 (number 4025053) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 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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