Delphise Lapointe



Dec 24, 1889

Born at Renfrew Ontario 

He is listed on the 1901 Census as Dulphine Lapointe and on the 1911 Census as Dolphira Lapointe


Apr 1, 1915

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59568 (temporary number 1354)

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr Charles Lapointe (father) of Renfrew Ontario

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 42nd Regiment for 2 months

Ø      Religion given as Roman Catholic


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp, near Hythe Kent


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St Seiriol at Folkstone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France and proceeded to St Omer


Nov 26, 1915

Appointed as a Cook and to draw extra pay at 50 cents per day


Sep 17, 1916

Admitted to No 3 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) where he died of wounds

Puchervillers British Cemetery
Somme France


Jun 15, 1920

Beginning on this date, and on subsequent dates, the following medals were sent to his father, Charles Lapointe, at RR #3 Renfrew Ontario 

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal



In addition, the Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Emily Lapointe, at the same address




For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of Delphise Lapointe being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.

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