Saturday 6 October 2012

Private Joseph Phillip Tremblay

Born on 28 March 1890 in Lowell, Massachusetts – son of Vincent Tremblay, Lowell, Massachusetts – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 8.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Brockville, Ontario, on 23 March 1915 (number 410730) – transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 – transferred to the Canadian Engineers, CEF, on 26 January 1917 – transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 15 December 1917 – transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF, on 29 September 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)

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