Friday 31 August 2012

Corporal Edward Therien

Born on 9 July 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Cary[?] Therien (mother), Ottawa, Ontario – brother of Mrs. Regina Clamant[?], Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as cook; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 9 May 1915 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410902) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

Awarded a Mention-in-Despatches – no official citation – unit recommendation dated 21 September 1918: “Recommended for Mention in New Year’s Honours List for continuous good work in charge of a Company kitchen.”

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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