Rodrigue Dupuis



Oct 13, 1895

Born at St Joseph D’Orleans Ontario 

There are several different spellings for his first name.  I have used the name on his grave marker, as supplied by his family.  Other spellings are Rodique, Roderique, Roderic, Rodreque, Rodeque, Rodirque, Rodecqur, Rodrique, Roderick, and Robique.  Most likely cause for this is a note on his initial medical that says “French and cannot read”.


Nov 7, 1917

Medical performed at Elk Lake Ontario under the MSA (Military Service Act)


Jan 7, 1918

Placed on the pay list for the 2nd Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) at Ottawa


Jan 24, 1918

Drafted into the 2nd Depot Battalion EOR, under the MSA at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø     Number 3320125

Ø     Next of kin given as Mrs E Dupuis (mother) of St Joseph D’Orleans Ontario

o      According to the 1911 census, his mother is listed as Helene Dupuis

Ø     Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø     No previous military experience given

Ø     Religion given as Roman Catholic


Feb 12, 1918

Embarked the HMS Lapland at Halifax Nova Scotia



Feb 25, 1918

Disembarked at Glasgow Scotland and proceeded to Seaford Camp, England 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion


Jun 10, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Le Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

Arrived at CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Jul 4, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

He was a part of a draft of 11 Other Ranks who joined the Battalion on this date while in Division Reserve at Fosseux France


Aug 15, 1918

Admitted to No 11 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) then transferred to No 47 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) suffering from the effects of Gas Poisoning


Aug 16, 1918

Transferred via No 24 “AT” (Ambulance Transport)


Aug 18, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St David



Aug 19, 1918

Posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) while in hospital 

Admitted to the Castle Hospital at Sherborne, Dorset, England


Sep 9, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital at Epsom


Sep 30, 1918

Discharged from hospital and placed On Command to the 3rd Canadian Convalescent Depot at Seaford 

Placed on Light Duties and given Physical Training


Nov 24, 1918

Ceases to be On Command to 3rd CCD and attached to the Depot Company EORD at Witley


Nov 29, 1918

Medical Board at Witley notes: 

Ø     Suffers from effects of Gas Poisoning on Aug 15, 1918

Ø     Suffers from dyspnoia (shortness of breath)

Ø     Pulse rate 120 under slight exertion

Ø     Disability rated at 5% loss of function

Ø     Effects expected to last at least 2 months


Dec 10, 1918

Placed On Command to CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) at Buxton pending return to Canada


Dec 15, 1918

SOS (Struck Off Strength) on returning to Canada and TOS MD#3 Sub Depot at Ottawa Ontario 

Embarked the SS Northland at Liverpool



Dec 26, 1918

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa


Dec 29, 1918

Posted to the Casualty Company and then granted leave with subsistence until January 22, 1919


Feb 21, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø     War Service Badge Class “A” issued, number 81196

Ø     Proposed residence on discharge St Joseph D’Orleans Ontario




Dec 27, 1962

Deceased at the National Defence Medical Centre, Ottawa Ontario


Notre Dame Cemetery
Ottawa ON


No Date

British War Medal and Victory Medal (shown below) sent to the GPO at St Joseph D’Orleans Ontario. 


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