Larry Morin

Oct 15, 1886

Born in Buckingham, Quebec


Dec 19, 1917

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


Dec 20, 1917

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion EOR (Eastern Ontario Regiment) in Kingston, Ontario under the MSA

Ø  Number 4020106

Ø  Next of kin given as Angelina Morin, mother, Cemetery St., PO Box 110, Pembroke, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Saw Miller

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Assigned to the 3rd Regimental Draft, 1st Depot Battalion, EOR

It appears that Larry Morin could not read or write as the documents in his file that require a signature are marked with an X and noted as “his mark”


Feb 21, 1918

Embarked the SS Melita in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Mar 4, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and proceeded to Seaford where the draft was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Aug 9, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion

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


Aug 15, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Morin joined the 21st Battalion rear details in Marcelcave as part of a draft of 48 reinforcements from the base depot.


Aug 27, 1918

Just 12 days after joining the battalion, Private Larry Morin was killed during the battalion’s advance on the Sensee River, south-east of Vis-en-Artois.  He was buried in the Quebec British Cemetery, Cherisy, France


Note that this is a double grave with Private Morin shown on top

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his mother, Mrs. Angelina Morin, Box 690 Pembroke, Ontario

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