Tuesday 7 February 2012

Private Wilfred St. Amand

Born on 1 January 1896 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of Mrs. Armeline St. Amand, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 42nd Regiment and the Home Guard (17 months); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.25 inches; chest of 35.75 inches fully expanded; weight of 150 pounds; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 29 July 1916 (number 1042056) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 - transferred to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, CEF, on 13 May 1918 - wounded on 7 or 9 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; 240th Battalion, CEF, Sailing List)

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