Private William Pouliot

Private William Pouliot served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during WW1. He is entitled to the 1914-15 Star, the British War medal and the Victory medal. His enlistment number is 34519

Born on October 6th, 1881 in Montreal, Quebec
Trade : undertaker                                Religion : Roman Catholic
Status : single                                          Hair: black
Eyes : black                                              Weight : 125 lbs
Height : 5′ 4″
Name of his father : Joseph Pouliot          Address : 246 Elizabeth street

1901 census taken in Saint-Laurent (Ward), Montreal, Quebec
Father : Joseph Pouliot                                Mother : Pouliot Sélina
Brother : Edward Pouliot                             Brother : Théophile Pouliot
Sister : Malvina Pouliot                                Sister : Emma Pouliot
Brother : Alphonse Pouliot                          Brother : Arthur Pouliot

September 19th, 1914 : Enlisted in Valcartier, Quebec in the 1st Canadian General Hospital. September 30th : Sailed from Quebec on the SS Grampian with unit’s horses and 5 other NCO from the hospital. Arrived in Gaspe Basin on October 2nd and departed from there on October 4th. Arrived in Plymouth, England on October 19th and disembarked around 10:00 pm and entrained. On his enlisting paper he stated that he had 7 years service with the C.A.M.C.

November 4th : Inspected by the King

February 2nd, 1915 : 3 days forfeit pay for being absent of duty
May 3rd : 3 days forfeit pay for being absent of parade

May 13th : Embarked in South Hampton to France. The hospital was fully operational on May 31st in Etaples, France
July 31st: Taken on strength with the 1st Canadian General Hospital

September 7th : 35 days forfeit pay for drunkenness when on active duty. He was trialed with Pte Alfred Leo Maher # 34496 in a Field General Court Martial

November 3rd: Admitted to the 1st Canadian General hospital for influenza. Discharged from hospital on November 13th.

December 18th: 28 days forfeit pay when on active duty drunkenness. He was trialed with Pte Omer Brunet # 34439
Trial of No 34519 Pte William Pouliot Canadian Army Medical Corps
The accused pleads guilty tp the charge and is found guilty accordingly
Rule of procedure 35.B. was complied with
The summary of evidence was read over in the presence of the accused, signed by the president and attached to the proceedings

Statement by the accused in mitigation  of punishment
The accuse in mitigation of punishment states he was very sorry for being drunk

August 17th, 1916 : 14 days forfeit pay absent from duty
August 24th : 10 days forfeit pay breaking and disturbances in the camp

April 16th, 1917 : Admitted to Orpington Military Hospital suffering from pain Epigastrum

August 31st: Felt while carrying a stretcher at the 1st Casualty Clearing Station. Invalidated from the unit on September 20 and Hospitalised until January 1st 1917

Sailed to Canada on February 26th, 1918. Demobilised in Montreal on August 26th.

Died on February 2nd, 1937.

Private William Pouliot 1914-15 Star

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