Albert Groulx

Apr 16, 1889

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to Zephirin and Marie Rose De Lima (nee Cantin) Groulx


Apr 22, 1912

Married to Doria Laramee in Point-Gatineau, Quebec


Nov 13, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59399 (temporary number 962)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Doria Groulx, wife, Gatineau, Quebec

Ø  Previous occupation given as Broom Maker

Ø  Previous military experience given as Army Service Corps

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to the Transport Section

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


Mar 31, 1915

The Transport Section, along with horses and wagons, proceeded to England as an advance party to arrange for the arrival of the full battalion.

Private Groulx developed a cough and chest pain while tending to the horses aboard ship


May 15, 1915

The battalion arrived in Devonport and reunited with the Transport Section in the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent where the battalion continued training


May 22, 1915

Admitted to the Military Hospital in Shorncliffe with a diagnosis that reads Phthisis


Jun 4, 1915

Transferred to the Moore Barracks Hospital in Shorncliffe with a diagnosis that reads Lung Trouble.  This was later changed to read Phthisis (Tuberculosis)


Aug 3, 1915

Embarked the SS Hesperian in Liverpool



Aug 12, 1915

Disembarked in Quebec City, Quebec


Aug 17, 1915

Medical Board in Quebec City notes that he is suffering from Tuberculosis and recommends sanitarium care for 6 months and he was discharged from the CEF


Sep 24, 1915

Albert Groulx was reinstated into the CEF retroactive to August 17, 1915 while in the sanitorium in order to receive full pay while in hospital care


Sep 30, 1915

Transferred to the Mowatt Sanitarium in Kingston, Ontario


Nov 17, 1915

Discharged from the CEF

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  Entitled to War Service Badge Class “B”

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Gatineau Point, Kettle Island, Quebec

Following the end of the war, the British War Medal was sent to him at Gatineau Point, Quebec

On discharge he was granted a pension for life


Nov 27, 1915

Discharged from the Mowatt Sanitarium


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