Tuesday 20 November 2012

Private Lorenzo Vizina

Born on 29 December 1887 in Ottawa, Ontario – son of Eugene and Alphonsine (Alfimiex) Vizina, Ottawa, Ontario – at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; single; no current military service; previously served with the 3rd Field Company, Canadian Engineers (Ottawa, three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 3.5 inches; chest of 39 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 1 February 1915 (number 410423) – served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda – landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 – killed in action on 30 October 1917 – name inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, “Debt of Honour” register, www.cwgc.org)

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