Friday 28 March 2008

Private Rodolph Emilien D'Aoust

Born on 24 December 1893 in Winnipeg, Manitoba - son of J.E. D'Aoust, Yorkton, Saskatchewan - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address Willowbrooke, Saskatchewan, single, Roman Catholic, trade as blacksmith and auto repair, no current or previous military service, height of 6 feet 1 inch, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment, in Regina, Saskatchewan, on 5 January 1918 (number 256729) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 September 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.C.9), France.

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