Joseph Beaudin

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Apr 23, 1890

Born at Gaspé Quebec


Nov 5, 1917

Medical Examination held under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 at Hull Quebec.  He was classified A1, meaning that he was fit for service


Jan 8, 1918

Conscripted under the MSA of 1917 at Ottawa Ontario into the 2nd Depot Battalion, EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) 

Ø      Number 3320017

Ø      Next of kin given as Francois Beaudin, father, of Gaspé Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Papermaker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to the 1st Draft 

It would appear that he could neither read nor write as he signed his papers with an “X” and had it witnessed


Feb 12, 1918

Embarked the SS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia as part of the 1st Draft from the 2nd Depot Battalion EOR


Feb 24, 1918

Disembarked at Glasgow Scotland and proceeded to Seaford England


Feb 25, 1918

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Jun 10, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples and TOS the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

Joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) at Aubin St Vaast


Jun 22, 1918

Left the CC Rein C to join the Battalion


Jun 23, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion with 19 other reinforcements, in Divisional Reserve at Bretencourt France and assigned to “D” Company


Aug 26, 1918

Killed in action during an attack north of the Cojeul River on the Tilloy and Hun Trenches held by the enemy near Monchy-le-Preux


Tilloy British Cemetery
Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Francois Beaudin, at Petite-Riviere Quest, Gaspé, Quebec

There was no Memorial Cross issued 

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