Tuesday 13 November 2012

Private Joseph Vernier

Born in June 1895 in St. Amand, Quebec – son of Mrs. J. Vernier, Alexandria, Ontario – at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Alexandria, Ontario; single; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1918 (number 3320161) – taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 June 1918 – wounded on 30 September or 1 October 1918 – invalided to England on 15 October 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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