Private Paul Émile Migneron

Private Paul Émile Migneron served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the British War medal, the Victory medal and the Médaille des épidémies. His enlistment number is 520180

Born on August 10th, 1893 in Saint Laurent, Québec        Trade: civil employee

Religion: Roman catholic      Status: single      Height: 5′ 9″

Eyes: dark            Hair: brown              Weight: 165 lbs.

1901 census (Canadian census)

Father: Théophile, born 1851     Mother: Blanche, born 1868

Brother: Conrad, born 1895       Brother: Roméo born  1897

Brother: Raoul, born 1900          Maid: Lucie Cormier, born  1883

Adoptive sister: Jane F Doyle, born 1884

He enlisted on December 23rd 1915 in Montreal, Quebec in the 6th Canadian General Hospital (Laval Hospital). He was a medical student

January 28th, 1916: Hospitalised in Montreal for scabies and discharged on February 8th.

March 20th: Entrained for Halifax. March 22nd: Embarked on the Baltic. April 1st: Convoy left Halifax for England. He arrived in England on April 9th. Encamped in Shornecliffe on April 10th

In his will he left all his possession to Honourable Hector Champagne

April 24th: Admitted to hospital (gonorrhoea). Discharged on May 18th.

July 2nd: Unit leave for France on board City of Dunkirk

June 7th: Appointed acting corporal. Rank confirmed on June 27th

July 9th: 6th Canadian General Hospital encamped itself at the St-Cloud hippodrome (10 km east of Paris)

August 18th: Reverted to permanent rank for refusing to obey order and insolent language to a NCO

August 27th: Awarded 7 days forfeit pay for being absent without leave from August 24th, 10:15 until

August 25th: at 1 am out of bound city of Paris

January 17th to 23rd, 1917: The hospital moved from St-Cloud to Troyes

August 8th: Appointed acting Corporal. Appointed Lance-Corporal on August 19th

June 20th, 1918:  The hospital moved from Troyes to Joinville-le-Pont

February 9th, 1919: He had 14 days leave and rejoined on February 30th

May 10th: Hospital left France for England

June 26th: Proceeded to Canada on board SS Caronia

July 3rd: Arrived at the Montreal. He was demobilized in Montreal, his intended address after demobilization was Edmonton, Alberta

September 22nd: Hospitalized for dermatitis in Ste Anne de Bellevue hospital

His brother Conrad enlisted with the 69th battalion and was transferred to the Canadian Army Pay Corps. He never served in France. His other brother Roméo was drafted in the 2nd Depot battalion 2nd    Quebec regiment on July 10th, 1918 and was discharged on August 8th, 1918. He never crossed to England.

1921 February 24th: Arrived in Seattle, Washington, his final destination was Everett, Washington. Listed as a motor mechanic

January 3rd, 1922: He applied for his American citizenship. He was living in Los Angeles

July 1926: Sailed from Montreal on the Ascania to in Plymouth, UK. He is listed as an author.

April 26th, 1927: He married Suzanne Frontené in Paris, France

1928 April 11th: Sailed on the SS Paris From Havre, France. He arrived in New York, USA on April 17th and he is listed as a clerk. His wife is not with him.

1930 June 22nd: Sailed back from Cherbourg, France on the Ascania to Canada with his wife Suzanne and his son. They gave his father address at 222 Principale Saint-Laurent. He does have a son who is 8 years old

1940: Last time he is listed in the directory (address 22 Cartier, Ville Saint-Laurent)

1941: His wife Suzanne is listed as widow and living at 4557 Resther

1953: His wife is living at 4453 Christophe-Colomb with Paul’s brother and sister-in-law. The fact that his wife is listed as a widow one year after he left and that since she was french had no family here and went to live with her brother-in-law, I think Paul Emile left his wife alone in Montreal while he started a new life in Los Angeles

1969 March 25th: Died in Los Angeles, California

If you know more information on this gentleman, please leave me message so I can add it to his small biography

1921 Border crossing card

Private Paul Émile Migneron Médailles des épidémies


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