Wilfred Moreau

Jan 31, 1895

Born in Almonte, Ontario to Edward and Martha Clementine (nee Leishman) Moreau


Nov 11, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion CEF in Kingston, Ontario 

Ø      Number 451

Ø      Next of kin given as Mrs. Edward Moreau, mother, Arnprior, Ontario

Ø      Religion Presbyterian 

Note that there are no attestation papers in the file or online to view.  However there is a document in the file to indicate that he attested on this date.


Apr 14, 1915

Admitted to the Queen Street Military Hospital in Kingston with a diagnosis that reads Pleurisy


Apr 24, 1915

Private Moreau died in hospital of an abscess in his lungs complicated by Pneumonia and was transported home to be buried in the Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior, Ontario

Following the war the Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Edward Moreau, Arnprior, Ontario.  There were no medals issued as he never left Canada


Apr 26, 1915

From the Kingston Daily Standard


May 5, 1915

Wilfred’s brother, John Moreau 1023 was discharged from the 21st Battalion at the request of his parents less than 2 weeks after Wilfred’s death


Jul 5, 1915

John Moreau attested into the 59th Battalion in Smith’s Falls, Ontario, number 454706.  I could find no indication that he was killed during the war


Dec 14, 1915

Wilfred’s brother, Robert Earl Moreau 788202, attested into the 130th Battalion in Arnprior, Ontario and eventually was transferred to the 3rd Battalion CEF


Jun 24, 1919

Robert Earl Moreau died in the St. Luke’s Hospital in Ottawa of acute Appendicitis.  His death was attributed to his wartime service and was buried in the Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior, Ontario, alongside his brother Wilfred


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