Albert Lemesurier DeLisle



Mar 30, 1894

Born in Bristol, Quebec to Charles Arthur and Ellen Augusta (nee MaGuire) DeLisle


Nov 13, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 59252 (temporary number 995)

Ø      Next of kin given as Charles Arthur DeLisle, father, Quyon, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Banker

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England

Ø      Assigned to “H” Company

o       This was later reorganized into “D” Company 

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec


May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Jun 28, 1916

While in the front line trenches near Bedford House, Belgium, Private DeLisle received a fractured scull and concussion from a German Minnenwerfer (trench mortar) and was removed to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to the No. 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Jun 29, 1916

Private Albert DeLisle died of his wounds while at the No. 3 CCS at 4.15 pm and was buried in the nearby Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his widowed mother, Mrs. Helen A. DeLisle, Quyon, Quebec. 

His brother, Alfred Walter DeLisle, died of wounds at the No. 10 CCS September10, 1916 while serving with the 102nd Battalion and is buried in the same cemetery as Albert


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