Honore Laplante



Jun 3, 1894

Born to Ovede and Viau (nee Alvina) Laplante at St Eugene Ontario 

His actual birth location is a bit of a mystery.  The St Eugene Ontario location is taken from a birth certificate issued October 14, 1953 and sworn to by Honore Laplante.  However, the St Eugene location is stated to be in Prescott County Ontario, which in fact it isn’t.  There is a St Eugene Quebec, but not close to North Nation Mills.  On Attestation he gave his birth location as North Nation Mills, Quebec.  It should be noted that the date sworn to on the birth certificate agrees with the date supplied on Attestation.


Nov 29, 1917

Medical performed under the MSA (Military Service Act 1917) at Blind River Ontario.  He is noted as suffering from recurrent attacks of Rheumatism, but otherwise fit to serve


Mar 18, 1918

Drafted under the MSA into the 1st Depot Battalion, 2nd COR (Central Ontario Regiment) 30th Draft at Hamilton Ontario 

Ø      Number 3108423

Ø      Next of kin given as Ovede Laplante (father) of North Nation Mills, Quebec

Ø      Current address given as Dean Lake Ontario, c/o the Hope Lumber Company

Ø      Previous occupation given as Lumberman

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


Jun 3, 1918

Embarked at Montreal Quebec


Jun 21, 1918

Disembarked at London England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 8th Reserve Battalion at Witley


Sep 16, 1918

Awarded 7 days FP #2 (Field Punishment) for Drunkenness


Sep 25, 1918

Posted to the 54th Battalion


Sep 27, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) at Etaples with a draft of 1,000 replacement troops 

TOS the 54th Battalion


Sep 28, 1918

Arrived at the CCRC (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Centre) at Aubin St Vaast


Sep 29, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 30, 1918

TOS the 21st Battalion 

Left CCRC to join unit


Oct 2, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in the Hindenburg Line Support Trench.  Pte Laplante would have joined the Rear Section a couple of miles behind the line with the Transport Section and Quartermaster Stores etc.  He was assigned to “B” Company


Oct 10, 1918 

Received a GSW (Gun Shot Wound) to his left arm and was admitted to the No 9 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance).  He was transferred the same day to No 30 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station)

He was wounded during an attack on the Marcoing Line at the Erclin River after having been with the Battalion for 8 days

Above is from the 21st Battalion War Diary


Oct 11, 1918

Transferred via No 1 AT (Ambulance Train)


Oct 14, 1918

Admitted to No 32 Stationary Hospital at Boulogne


Oct 16, 1918

Transferred to No 10 Canadian Convalescent Depot at Ecault


Oct 22, 1918

Discharged to the No 5 Rest Camp


Oct 24, 1918

Discharged from the Rest Camp and posted to “A” Company at the CIBD at Etaples


Oct 30, 1918

Left CIBD enroute to the CCRC


Nov 1, 1918

Left the CCRC enroute to rejoin the 21st Battalion


Nov 2, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was in billets at Auberchicourt France, near the Belgian border, carrying out training and sports programs.


Dec 13, 1918

The 21st Battalion crossed the Bonn Bridge on the Rhine River as part of the Occupying Force in post war Germany and proceeded to Seigburg


Jan 25, 1919

The Battalion moved to billets at Ham-Sur-Sambre Belgium


Mar 9, 1919

Pte Laplante Proceeded to Wanlin Belgium to perform Guard Duty 

It is not recorded in his file as to when he rejoined the Battalion


Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia at Havre



Apr 4, 1919

Disembarked in England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

TOS “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and proceeded to Kingston Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Rank on discharge Private

Ø      War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277363

Ø      Proposed residence on discharge North Nation Mills, Quebec


Jun 28, 1921

The British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at North Nation Mills, Quebec



Shown in the Communiqué as living at 276 ½ St Luke Road E. Windsor Ontario



Listed on the 1963 Canadian Voter’s list as living at 1768 Hall Avenue, Windsor Ontario.  His occupation is shown as Retired, and living with his wife Helen


Jan 23, 1964

Died at the Riverview Hospital at Windsor Ontario



The 1965 Canadian Voter’s list still shows his wife, Mrs Helen Laplante living at 1768 Hall Avenue, Windsor Ontario 

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