Alfred Lajeuness



Mar 9, 1892

Born at Montebello Quebec


Feb 19, 1918

Sworn into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment at Ottawa Ontario under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 

Ø      Number 3320628

Ø      Next of kin given as L. Lajeunesse (father) of Montebello Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Laborer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Mar 24, 1918

Embarked the RMS Grampian


Apr 3, 1918

Disembarked in England and proceeded to Seaford 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Aug 17, 1918

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Aug 18, 1918

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


Aug 23, 1918

Left CIBD and joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Aug 27, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

He joined the Rear Party at Achicourt as part of a draft of 55 Other Ranks.  On the 29th, the Rear Party was moved to Arras to join the Battalion coming out of the front line after suffering many casualties


Nov 10, 1918

Pte Lajeunesse was overcome by a gas shell and admitted to #6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) and transferred the same day to #1 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) suffering from gas poisoning


Nov 19, 1918

Transferred via #30 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to No 56 General Hospital at Etaples


Dec 7, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Brighton


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

Admitted to the Beaufort War Hospital at Bristol


Dec 17, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Bear Wood Park, Witley


Jan 5, 1919

On Command to 1st CCD (Canadian Convalescent Depot) at Witley


Feb 5, 1919

Ceases to be On Command and posted to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 15, 1919

Posted to MD3 at Rhyl pending return to Canada


Feb 25, 1919

Embarked the RMS Megantic at Liverpool



Mar 5, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Ottawa Ontario


Mar 26, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 158199

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      Intended residence on discharge Montebello Quebec


Feb 24, 1965

Died at National Defence Medical Centre, Ottawa Ontario 

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