George Philip Dupuis



Feb 8, 1895

Born at Renfrew Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59280 (temporary number 419)

Ø      Next of kin given as Philip Dupuis (father) of Renfrew Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Tinsmith

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø      Assigned to “D” Company

o       Later reorganized as “B” Company


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Nov 27, 1915          Killed in action

From the Battalion’s War Diary:

Ridgewood Cemetery
Voormezeele Belgium


Nov 17, 1920

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following medals were sent his father, Philip Dupuis, at 220 McDougal Ave, Renfrew Ontario 

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal



In addition, a Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs F Dupuis at the same address




Ridgewood Cemetery
Voormezeele Belgium



During the Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2008, Veteran's Affairs Canada conducted a vigil each night for the week leading up to November 11.  This vigil consisted of projecting the names of every Canadian soldier who is listed with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on various buildings and monuments across Canada, and in London England.  The photo below shows George Dupuis' name being projected on the outside wall of Canada House in London England.



For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of George Dupuis being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.


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