Thursday 9 February 2012

Private Romeo St. Denis

Born on 21 November 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Marie Anne St. Denis, Hull, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrician; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.25 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 80th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 October 1915 (number 219928) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, in England on 18 July 1916 - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 or 20 November 1916 - invalided to England on 5 December 1916.

(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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