Private Oscar Auger

Oscar Auger served in the 21st battalion with the CEF during WW1. He is entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistment number is 3320025

War Service Badge number : original: 184667    replacement: 386326

Born on May 1st, 1896 in Hull, Québec

Trade : barber       Religion : Roman Catholic         Status : single

Height : 5′ 4″         Eyes : blue                                  Hair : brown

Weight : 130 lbs

Father : Joseph Auger who died at the age of 91 on February 19th, 1942

Mother : Jeanne Nicholas who died at the age of 76 on April 4th, 1933

Address : 149 Notre – Dame boul., Hull

January 8th, 1918 : Enlisted under the Military Service Act (drafted) in Ottawa in the 2nd Depot battalion Eastern Ontario

February 2nd : Embarked on the H.M.S. Lapland. Disembarked in England on February 24th.

September 9th: Taken on strength with the 21st battalion.

October 13th : Gun shot wounds at the right arm with a fracture of the bone radius. Hospitalised at 1st Casualty Clearing Station and then transferred to the 4th Canadian General Hospital.

October 19th : Invalidated to England.

February 2nd, 1919 : Hospitalised at the 13th Canadian General Hospital, Fractured skull with meningitis.

Doctors removed bloody fluid on February 11th and 13th.

March 8th : Posted to the 6th Reserve battalion.

May 11th : Embarked on the S.S. Saturnia in Glasgow. Disembarked in Canada.

May 22nd, 1919 : Demobilised.

April 10th, 1966 : Died in military hospital in Saint-Anne de Bellevue, Montreal. Buried on April 16th, in the family lot A-32 in Jardin du Souvenir cemetery on Fournier boulevard in Hull, Quebec.

He was married to Gertrude Beauchamps and had a sister Lea Auger who died on April 16th, 1953 at the age of 66.

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

Picture of Oscar Auger 1918

Oscar Auger in uniform 1918

Oscar Auger WW1 medals. His medals were reunited with the family (grandson) in 2007

Oscar Auger gravestone Buried in Jardin du Souvenir cemetery Gatineau (Hull), Quebec

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