Josepha Levert

Jul 31, 1893

Born in Hull, Quebec


Jan 31, 1918

Medical examination held under the MSA (Military Service Act) of 1917 in Ottawa, Ontario


Feb 1, 1918

Conscripted into the 2nd Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Ottawa, Ontario under the MSA

Ø  Number 3320380

Ø  Next of kin given as Mr. B. Levert, father, 86 St. Hyacinth, Hull, Quebec

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to the Depot Battalion’s 1st Regimental Draft


Feb 5, 1918

Embarked the SS Lapland in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Feb 11, 1918

Disembarked in Glasgow, Scotland and proceeded to Seaford, England where the draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion


Jun 10, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

After leaving the base depot, he joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St Vaast


Aug 7, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Levert joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Fluy, west of Amiens, France


Aug 15, 1918

While the battalion was moving through the town of Foquescourt, France, they came under an enemy gas attack.  6 Officers and 36 Other Ranks were admitted the No. 11 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance), Private Levert was amongst the casualties


Aug 16, 1918

Transferred to the No. 47 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment.  Later that night he was transferred via the No. 24 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 3 Stationary Hospital


Aug 20, 1918

Transferred to the No. 2 Convalescent Depot in Rouen to continue his recovery


Aug 23, 1918

Transferred to the No. 11 Convalescent Depot


Sep 3, 1918

Discharged to duty with the base depot in Etaples


Sep 11, 1918

After leaving the base depot he rejoined the reinforcement camp in Aubin St Avaast


Sep 14, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Levert rejoined the 21st Battalion in Brigade Support in the Buissy Switch Line, part of the Drocourt-Queant Line, south west of Lens, France


Oct 11, 1918

During heavy fighting near Avesnes-le-Sec in which the enemy attacked with tanks, Private Levert was killed in action.  His body was buried in the Niagara Cemetery, Iwuy, France


Following the war the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to his sister, Mrs. Dominique Lalande, 86 St. Hyacinthe St., Hull, Quebec

The Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, Jean Baptiste Levert, at the same address

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