Auxibe Joseph Boudreau

Thank you to Bruce Kettles for providing the service file


Nov 4, 1894

Born to Adolph and Marie (nee Vienneau) Boudreau at Petite Rocher, New Brunswick


Aug 20, 1915

Shown on the payroll of the 55th Battalion


Aug 23, 1915

Attested into the 55th Battalion at Sussex, New Brunswick 

Ø      Number 445479

Ø      Next of kin given as Adolph Boudreau, father, of Petit Rocher, New Brunswick

Ø      Previous occupation given as Tinsmith

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic 

On attestation he declared his birth date to be December 5, 1895.  His birth registration and baptism registration both show his birth date as November 4, 1894


Aug 25, 1915

Pte Boudreau was moved to Valcartier, Quebec to join the main body of the Battalion for training and assigned to “C” Company


Oct 30, 1915

Embarked the RMS Corsican at Montreal, Quebec


Nov 9, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport, England and proceeded to Bramshott


Apr 23, 1916

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France.  On arrival, Pte Boudreau was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


May 13, 1916

Left the CBD to join the Battalion


May 15, 1916

Joined the 21st Battalion in billets in the “B” Camp, near Poperinghe, Belgium


Jul 31, 1916

Attached to the 4th Canadian Trench Mortar Battery for duty


May 10, 1917

Reported to be missing after action while attached to the Trench Mortar Battery.  Because his body was never recovered, he is honoured on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Adolph Boudreau, at Petit Rocher, New Brunswick

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs Marie Boudreau, at the same address 


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