Friday 12 October 2012

Private George Truchan

Born on 6 April 1871 in Bessarabia, Russia – son of Mrs. T. Truchan, Kuchevaki, Bessarabia, Russia – at the time of his enlistment in 1917: present address in Montreal, Quebec; trade as farmer; single; no current or previous military service; Russian Orthodox; height of 5 feet 9 inches; chest of 38 inches fully expanded; weight of 160 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Renfrew, Ontario, on 9 January 1917 (number 1042783) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 – struck off strength to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 23 March 1918.

(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; Sailing List, 240th Battalion, CEF)

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