Tuesday 1 January 2013

Private Patrick Weilbrenner

Born on 17 March 1894 in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec - son of Alexina St. Marie [sic?], Mattawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as mechanic; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, as "Henri St. Marie" in Ottawa, Ontario, on 18 October 1915 (number 145281) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Bermuda on 6 December 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in Bermuda on 22 January 1916 - joined the 69th Battalion, CEF, on 26 January 1916 - taken on the strength of the 22nd Battalion, CEF, on 27 August 1916 - wounded on 12 May or June 1917.

(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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