Tuesday 28 August 2012

Private Alfred Tessier

Born on 29 July 1895 in Quebec, Quebec – son of Mr. George Tessier, Massey, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Massey, Ontario; trade as shoemaker; single; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 119th or 227th Battalion, CEF, in Massey, Ontario, on 2 March 1916 (number 754920) – taken on the strength of the 58th Battalion, CEF, on 28 or 29 March 1918 – transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 August 1918 – wounded on 30 September 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 21 October 1918 – wounded on 3 November 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 20 November 1918 – struck off strength for demobilization on 24 April 1919.

(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)

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