Thursday 9 August 2012

Private Alfred Sylvestre

Born on 30 March 1895 in Pembroke, Ontario - son of Mr. A. Sylvestre, Pembroke, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Pembroke, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as munition worker; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 11 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 22 January 1918 (number 3320179) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 - killed in action on 1 September 1918 - buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery (grave I.B.52), France.

(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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