Saturday 6 April 2013

Private Joseph Noel Larocque

Born on 22 August 1894 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Beatrice Larocque, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as teamster; married; no current military service; previously served with the Canadian Field Artillery (Ottawa, three years); Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 November 1915 (number 145430) - departed Canada for overseas on 19 June 1916 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 47th Battalion, CEF - wounded on 11 November 1916 - wounded on 28 October 1917 - repatriated to Canada on 2 May 1919.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.118)

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