Telesphore Beaupre

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Feb 2, 1883

Born to Joseph and Delphine (nee Chagnon) Beaupre at St Hyacinthe Quebec


Jul 11, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the 51st Regiment, Soo Rifles, Canadian Militia


Aug 3, 1915

Attested into the 76th Battalion at the Niagara Camp, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 

Ø      Number 142069

Ø      Next of kin given as Joseph Beaupre, father, of 24 St Michael St, St Hyacinthe, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Butcher

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Nov 18, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days detention for misconduct


Dec 4, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days detention for drunkenness


Apr 23, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Halifax Nova Scotia


May 5, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp


Jun 28, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 29, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jul 12, 1916

Left the CBD to join the Battalion


Jul 13, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in the front line trenches #33 to 38, south east of Ypres Belgium


Sep 15, 1916

The 21st Battalion mounted an attack on a German strong point in a Sugar Factory at Courcelette in which they suffered very heavy casualties.  Pte Beaupre was first reported missing, then later was reported to have been killed.  He was buried near where he fell in a temporary grave.

Following the war his body could not be located and as a result is honoured on the Memorial at Vimy Ridge


Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Joseph Beaupre, at 24 Rue St Michel, St Hyacinthe, Quebec 

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother at the same address 

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