Monday 1 October 2012

Private Leo Toupin

Born on 21 December 1893 in Champlain, Quebec – son of Mr. J. Toupin, Champlain, Quebec – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Champlain, Quebec; single; Roman Catholic; trade as sailor; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 6 February 1918 (number 4025048) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 – wounded on 2 or 3 November 1918 – invalided to England on 7 November 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)

No comments: