Alponse Laferriere

Oct 6, 1894

Born in Alexandria, Ontario to Olivier and Mary (nee Lebeau) Laferriere


Jan 26, 1916

Attested into the 154th Battalion CEF in Alexandria, Ontario

Ø  Number 633320

Ø  Next of kin given as Mr. Olivier Laferriere, father, Alexandria, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Trimmer

Ø  Previous military experience given as 6 months on Canal Patrol

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

His brother, Simion had enlisted in the same battalion the previous November


May 1, 1916

Promoted to the provisional rank of Corporal


Aug 8, 1916

Forfeits 1 days pay for being absent


Oct 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Mauretania in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Oct 31, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Bramshott to continue training


Nov 9, 1916

Admitted to the Connaught Hospital in Aldershot with a diagnosis that reads VDG (Venereal Disease Gonorrhea) then changed to read VDS (Venereal Disease Syphilis)


Nov 17, 1916

Discharged to duty from hospital


Jan 31, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion in East Sandling to continue training.  Shortly after his transfer, the 6th Reserve Battalion moved to permanent quarters in Seaford


Apr 5, 1917

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Apr 17, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Apr 18, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 85 reinforcements from England and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Apr 20, 1917

Admitted to the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital in Harfleur with a diagnosis that reads NYD (Not Yet Determined)


Apr 24, 1917

Diagnosis changed to read Lobar Pneumonia and placed on the dangerously ill list


Apr 29, 1917

Removed from the dangerously ill list


May 4, 1917

Transferred to the No. 2 Canadian General Hospital in Le Treport


May 18, 1917

Transferred to the No. 4 Convalescent Depot in Havre


Jun 5, 1917

Discharged to the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples and posted to “A” Company for those recovering from wounds and illness


Jun 14, 1917

Attached to the 2nd Canadian Entrenching Battalion in Hersin for duty


Jun 28, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Sergeant with pay


Aug 21, 1917

Ceased to be attached to the entrenching battalion and joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Villers au Bois.  On joining the battalion, he reverted to the rank of Private


Nov 1, 1917

Appointed to the rank of Acting Lance Corporal


Nov 3, 1917

The 21st Battalion moved into the Passchendaele front on the night of November 2-3.  In the early morning hours of the 3rd, the enemy launched a heavy artillery barrage and Private Laferriere received shrapnel wounds to his right thigh.  He was evacuated to the No. 1 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid


Nov 5, 1917

Transferred to the No. 2 Stationary Hospital in Abbeville

Nov 10, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship St Andrew


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Exeter War Hospital

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


Dec 20, 1917

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Feb 26, 1918

Transferred to the No. 11 Canadian General Hospital in Shorncliffe


Mar 20, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital in Monks Horton


Mar 28, 1918

His brother, Simion, was invalided back to Canada with suspected Tuberculosis


Apr 9, 1918

Attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) to continue his recovery


May 23, 1918

Posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford following his release from hospital


Oct 22, 1918

Qualified as a Lewis Gun Instructor at the Canadian School of Musketry in Hythe, Kent


Oct 31, 1918

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay


Nov 1, 1918

Brother Simion died of Influenza in Alexandria, Ontario.  This was determined to be a result of his service at the front


Feb 11, 1919

Reduced to the rank of Private for failing to comply with an order from a superior officer

Apr 23, 1919

Transferred to the #3 Wing at Kinmel Park for processing in order to return to Canada


May 11, 1919

Posted to Military District #3 in Rhyl, Wales pending his return to Canada


May 12, 1919

Embarked the SS Saturnia in Glasgow, Scotland


May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario

 Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa

 Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 184856

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge 682 Frontenac St., Montreal, Quebec

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 682 Frontenac St., Montreal, Quebec

 Alphonse Laferriere died in 1970 and was buried in the Roman Catholic cemetery in Ste-Justine-de-Newton, Quebec



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