Thursday 11 October 2012

Private Harry Trottier

Born on 24 September 1880 in Montreal, Quebec – brother in law of Mrs. Queenie Trottier, Montreal, Quebec – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as electrical engineer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; weight of 154 pounds; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 240th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 7 July 1915 (number 787116) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 18 or 19 January 1918 – struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion on 16 June 1919.

(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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