Jean Louis Charron



Feb 19, 1886

Born in Billings Bridge, Ontario


Feb 3, 1916

Attested into the 150th Battalion in Nominingue, Quebec

Ø  Number 847346

Ø  Next of kin given as Melle Rosa Charron, sister, Billings Bridge, Ontario

o   This was later changed to read Mrs. Amelia Charron, wife, c/o Ottawa South Post Office

Ø  Previous occupation given as a Cook

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

The battalion carried out training in the Montreal, Quebec area


May 31, 1916

Forfeited 3 day’s pay for being absent

Transferred to the 77th Battalion, training in the Ottawa area


Jun 18, 1916

Transferred to the 207th Battalion, training in the Rockcliffe Camp.


Jul 15, 1916

Admitted to the Ottawa Hospital with a diagnosis that reads Gonorrhea


Jul 24, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jan 8, 1917

The battalion left Ottawa by train for Amherst, Nova Scotia


Jan 10, 1917

The battalion detrained in Amherst and continued training there.


May 28, 1917

The battalion left Amherst by train for Halifax


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the RMS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Seaford.  On arrival in Seaford, the battalion was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion to continue training.


Jun 17, 1917

Medical Board in Seaford notes

Ø  Suffers from Varicose Veins in his legs and DAH (Disordered Activity of the Heart)

Ø  Heart rate is rapid

Ø  Board declares him fit for non-combat duty only


Jul 7, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) in Seaford


Jul 12, 1917

Attached to the Officer Training Battalion in Seaford


Jul 27, 1917

Ceased to be attached to the Officer Training Battalion


Oct 4, 1917

Attached to the 3rd Reserve Brigade in Seaford for duty


Feb 16, 1918

Attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Apr 23, 1918

Medical Board in Seaford notes

Ø  Patient complains of pain due to shortness of breath

Ø  Has slight degree of Varicose Veins in his legs

Ø  Recommends transfer to a convalescent hospital for “Hardening”


May 3, 1918

Attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot)


Jun 20, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Sep 4, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 5, 1918

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion.


Sep 9, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Charron joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast


Sep 10, 1918

Before Private Charron could join the 21st Battalion, he was transferred to the 22nd Battalion


Sep 12, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Charron joined the 22nd Battalion in Division Support north-east of Hendecourt, France


Dec 13, 1918

The 22nd Battalion crossed the Bonn Bridge and proceeded to Geistingen, Germany as part of the occupying force


Dec 15, 1918

Attached to the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters to be employed in Guard Duty


Apr 7, 1919

Embarked at Le Havre, France for England.  On arrival in England Private Charron proceeded to Witley and was posted to “J” Wing pending return to Canada


May 10, 1919

Embarked the RMS Olympic in Southampton, England


May 16, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Montreal, Quebec


May 19, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Montreal

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 273531

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Ottawa, Ontario

Following the war, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his widow at 218 MacLaren St., Ottawa, Ontario


May 29, 1923

Jean Louis Charron died while a patient in the Lady Grey Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario of Tuberculosis that was determined not to be a result of his war time service


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