Thursday 4 April 2013

Private John Charbonneau

Born on 18 March 1892 in Plantaganet, Ontario - husband of Mary Charbonneau, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer; married; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 4.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 8th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario on 30 December 1915 (number 1288698) - [then?] - joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 13 June 1916 (number 145886) - departed for overseas on 19 June 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 29th Battalion, CEF - wounded on 11 April 1917 - repatriated to Canada on 29 May 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926, p.88)

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