Joseph Desloges


Mar 5, 1894

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA to Philias and Leontine (nee Garand) Desloges


Jan 3, 1918

Medical examination held under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 in Hull, Quebec.  He was determined to be fit for service


Jan 22, 1918

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Ottawa, Ontario under the MSA 

Ø      Number 4025006

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. P. Desloges, mother, Victoriaville, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to #8 Platoon of “B” Company


Feb 12, 1918

Embarked the SS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Feb 25, 1918

Disembarked in Glasgow, Scotland and proceeded to Seaford, England where the entire draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jun 10, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

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


Jun 17, 1918

Left the CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast


Aug 7, 1918

Left the CC Rein C and joined the 21st Battalion’s Rear Details in Cagny.  The main body of the battalion was preparing for the advance on Marcelcave


Aug 17, 1918

The battalion came out of the front line and Private Desloges, along with the Rear Details, joined the battalion in Caix Wood and assigned to “D” Company


Dec 13, 1918

The 21st Battalion marched across the Bonn Bridge and entered Germany as part of the occupying force and proceeded to Seigburg


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre, France



On disembarking in England he proceeded to “P” Wing in Witley pending his return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool


May 23, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston 

Ø      Rank on discharge Lance Corporal

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277459

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge Sparks Street Post Office, Ottawa, Ontario

Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 92 Levis St, Hull, Quebec


Feb 9, 1920

Married to Laurette Lévesque in Hull, Quebec


Mar 1, 1985

Joseph Desloges passed away.  I have been unable to discover the location of either his death or internment


Shown is the Victory Medal that he received.  If you know the location of his British War Medal, please contact the webmaster


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