Private Robert Vadeboncoeur

Private Robert Vadeboncoeur served during WW1 in the 14th battalion Royal Montreal Regiment Canadian Expeditionary Forces. He was entitled to the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. His enlistement number was 3162802

Although the 22nd battalion is known as the famous Vandoos, the French-Canadian unit, the 14th was actually the first unit to employ French-Canadian as a group. The 14th battalion was the only bilingual unit of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during WW1. “G” and “H” company were French-Canadian and it’s probably in one of those two companies in which Private Vadeboncoeur served in.

Born on March 18th, 1895 in La Baie, Yamaska County, Quebec

Religion : Roman Catholic       Status : Single        Height : 5′ 5″

Eyes : Blue   Hair : Pale     Weight :  142 lbs    Trade : Labourer

Name of his father : Omer Vadeboncoeur

Address : La Baie, Yamaska County, Quebec

Enlisted in Montreal on June 6th, 1918 in the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Quebec Regiment. He was a conscript.

Sailed to England on June 26th on board HMS Oxfordshire. Arrived in England on July 15th.

Admitted at the 12th Canadian General Hospital for the flu from October 7th to the 22nd.

Transferred with the 14th battalion on November 7th. Sent to France on November 8th, just 3 days before the end of the war.

Admitted at the 1st Canadian Field Ambulance for contusion at the foot from December 13th to the 15th, 1918

Transferred in England on January 3rd 1919.

Embarked in Liverpool, England on the SS Belgic on February 23rd, 1919. Arrived in Halifax on March 2nd. He was on the same ship as Jack Wilson.

Demobilised in Montreal on March 25th.

In 1973 he was still alive, he made a request to Veterans affairs, probably to get have access to some medical services.

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

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