Francois-Xavier (Frank) Maheux, MM


Oct 29, 1882

Born at Quebec City, Quebec


Apr 22, 1902

Attested into “D” Squadron, 4th CMR (Canadian Mounted Rifles) at Quebec City, Quebec 

Ø      Number 389

Ø      Next of kin given as F Maheux Sr of 51 Richelieu St., Quebec City, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Traveler

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 year in the 9th Regiment, Voltigeurs de Quebec

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


May 17, 1902

Embarked the SS Winifredian at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jun 8, 1902

Disembarked at Cape Town South Africa and then proceeded to Durban


Jul 1, 1902

Embarked the SS Cestrian at Durban



Jul 30, 1902

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia 

There is no discharge certificate in the file, nor mention of discharge date


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59625 (temporary number 790)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. Angeline Maheux (wife) of Basketong Bridge Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Bushman

Ø      Previous military experience given as 1 year 1st CMR

o       As shown above, his service was actually with the 4th CMR during the Boer War.  He also made no mention of his time with the 9th Regiment

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “G” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Sep 17, 1916

Promoted to rank of Sgt


Dec 9, 1916

Awarded the Military Medal per the London Gazette #29854


This was awarded for his actions during the fighting for the Sugar Factory at Courcelette

Citation reads

For conspicuous gallantry and and ability during an hostile counter-attack on a captured trench he took charge of the situation reorganised his Platoon and drove the enemy out of the trench.  Later by keeping a close observation on the enemy and reporting his disposition he was the means of checking further movement of the enemy.  Throughout the operations he displayed the greatest gallantry and energetic devotion to duty.

AFW 3121


Nov 7, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Nov, 19 1917

Admitted to Canadian Special Hospital at Witley with Gonorrhea 

Posted to EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital


Dec 24, 1917

Discharged from hospital and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion


Aug 27, 1918

Posted to EORD


Aug 28, 1918

Attached to Headquarters Company, 6th Reserve Battalion


Aug 30, 1918

Posted to EORD


Sep 2, 1918

Attached to the Syren Party (for the Siberian expedition to Russia)


Sep 17 1918

Proceeded to Murmansk Russia


Sep 28, 1918

Disembarked at Murmansk


Feb 20, 1919

Slightly wounded at duty with a GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to right shoulder, while serving with the NREF (North Russian Expeditionary Force)


Apr 4, 1919

Embarked the SS Stephen at Murmansk



Apr 26, 1919

Disembarked in England 

Ceases to be On Command to the Syren Party and detailed to the Depot Company, EORD at Seaford


Apr 29, 1919

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


May 29, 1919

TOS “M” Wing at CCC (Canadian Concentration Camp) at Witley pending return to Canada


Jun 18, 1919

Embarked the SS Saturnia at Glasgow Scotland



Jun 28, 1919

Disembarked at Montreal Quebec


Jun 30, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 229173

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge – Maniwaki Quebec


Dec 23, 1952

Deceased at Ottawa Ontario and buried in the cemetery at Maniwaki Quebec



There is no medals card in the file, but a summary of service page makes note of the British War Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-15 Star and his Military Medal


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