Monday 1 April 2013

Private Hector Seguin

Born on 29 April 1893 in Longueuil Township, Quebec - son of Peter and Josephine Seguin, McAlpine, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in McAlpine, Ontario; trade as lineman; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5.75 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; greyish eyes; medium dark hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, on 8 February 1916 (number 633435) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 27 June 1917 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Seguin's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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