Thursday 15 November 2012

Private Albert Joseph Vezina

Born on 25 August 1896 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of A. Vezina [mother], Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as mother; trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 207th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 November 1916 (number 246745) – “not to be sent overseas til 19 years of age” [?] – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 9 or 10 August 1918 – wounded on 27 September 1918 – rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 October 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)

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