Emile Isaie Mercier
served as Emile Moresesr

Jun 15, 1896

Born in Maniwaki, Quebec to Alphonse and Catherine (nee Brouillard) Mercier


May 3, 1916

Attested into the 136th Battalion CEF in Port Hope, Ontario

Ø  Number 805743

Ø  Next of kin given as Alphonse Moresesr, father, Maniwaki, Quebec

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to “C” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area


Sep 25, 1916

Embarked the SS Corsican in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Oct 6, 1916

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to the West Sandling Camp where the battalion was absorbed into the 39th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Jan 4, 1917

Transferred to the newly formed 6th Reserve Battalion in East Sandling to continue training

Shortly after the formation of the new battalion, it was moved to Seaford to train reinforcements for the front


Apr 21, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Apr 22, 1917

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) in the Rouelles Camp, Havre, France as part of a draft of 1,886 reinforcements from England and was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


May 21, 1917

After leaving the base depot Private Mercier joined the 21st Battalion as part of a group of 149 reinforcements from the base depot


Aug 15, 1917

Attached to the 4th Trench Mortar Battery for duty


Nov 13, 1917

Admitted to the No. 10 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with a diagnosis that reads Trench Feet before being transferred to the No. 8 Canadian General Hospital


Ceased to be attached to the trench mortar battery on admission to hospital


Nov 17, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Aberdonian



On arrival in England he was admitted to the 1st Western General Hospital in Liverpool

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


Dec 23, 1917

Transferred to the Granville Canadian Special Hospital in Buxton to continue treatment


Mar 7, 1918

Discharged from hospital and given 10 days sick leave


Mar 17, 1918

Reported to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford on completion of his leave


Nov 19, 1918

Ceased to be attached to the 6th Reserve Battalion and posted to the EORD in Witley


Nov 25, 1918

Posted to the CDD (Canadian Discharge Depot) in Buxton


Jan 24, 1919

Posted to the MD #3 District Depot and assigned to the Trans-Atlantic Conducting Staff

Embarked the RMS Grampian in Liverpool



Feb 2, 1919

Disembarked in Saint John, New Brunswick and proceeded to Ottawa, Ontario


Feb 5, 1919

Granted leave with subsistence to February 18, 1919


Feb 21, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 81764

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Maniwaki, Quebec

Following his discharge the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Maniwaki

In 1991 a second set of medals were sent to him at 36 River Cr., Ottawa, Ontario

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