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Corporal Emile Desilets

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Desilets, Emile
Date of birth: 1888-02-03
Place of birth: Ste. Camile, Wolf County, Quebec, Canada
Next of kin: Oscar Desilets of Ste. Camile, Wolf County, Quebec
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Labourer
Occupation (normalized): Labourer
Religion: Roman Catholic

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: 628057
Final Rank: Corporal (16th Battalion)
Rank detail
  1. Private, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).
  2. Corporal, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Army).
Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes
Awards

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Second Arras)
Description: For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 2nd September, 1918, in the second battle of Arras. During the fighting he with his section engaged large numbers of the enemy on three occasions as they emerged from dug-outs, bombing the occpants and taking the survivors prisoners. He was slightly wounded when steadying his men under enfilade fire.
Date of citation: 1919-01-16
Date of award: 1918-09-02
Source: London Gazette

RESEARCH INFORMATION

LAC ID: 351986
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B2465-S074
Uploader's Notes: Prior service wiht 11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers of Canada. Died at Vancouver December 12, 1955.
Uploader's Research notes: Prior service wiht 11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers of Canada. Died at Vancouver December 12, 1955.

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2011-03-16
Last modified: 2012-01-26