Francois (Frank) Xavier Delarosbil, MM



Oct 1, 1890

Born at Bonaventure Quebec


Nov 11, 1917

He was ordered to report to MD#3 Kingston under the Military Service Act.  He did not report and was subsequently declared to be AWL (Absent Without Leave) on this date


Dec 8, 1917

Captured and taken to Kingston 

Forfeits 28 days pay for being AWL 

Drafted into the 1st Depot Battalion Eastern Ontario Regiment at Kingston Ontario under the Military Service Act of 1917 

Ø      Number 4020088

Ø      Next of kin given as Leopold Delarosbil (father) of Bonaventure Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Jan 22, 1918

Embarked the SS Scotian at St John New Brunswick (this was later renamed the SS President Lincoln)



Feb 6, 1918

Disembarked at Liverpool England and posted to the 7th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 15, 1918

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Apr 1, 1918

Forfeits 10 days pay for Urinating in the lines


Aug 9, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the process of coming out of the front line at Méharicourt east of Amiens.  Pte Delarosbil joined the rear detail which was near Marcelcave


Nov 19, 1918

2nd Division Routine Orders #4332 announce the award of the Military Medal


Mar 22, 1919

Attached to the 22nd Battalion for regrouping and the return trip to Canada


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre and sailed for England



Apr 8, 1919

Posted to “J” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 10, 1919

Embarked the SS Olympic at Southampton


TOS MD#4 at Montreal Quebec


May 16, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Montreal Quebec


May 19, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Montreal Quebec 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued #298109

Ø      Rank on discharge Pte

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Paspébiac, Bonaventure County, Quebec


Jul 3, 1919

Awarded the Military Medal per London Gazette #31430



Nov 3, 1919

His Military Medal was sent to him at Paspébiac, Bonaventure County, Quebec


Feb 9, 1920

The Military Medal was returned as undeliverable 

It was sent out again on various dates and returned each time.  The last shipping date is shown as December 3, 1920 when it was sent to him c/o his father, Leopold Delosarbil, at Paspébiac, Bonaventure County, Quebec


Dec 20, 1922

British War Medal and Victory Medal sent to him at Bolkow Ontario



Died and buried at St Mary’s Cemetery, North Bay Ontario


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