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Frederick (Fred) Boudreau
Frederick (Fred) Boudreau 223085 Private 85th Battalion October 7, 1897 Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS October 30, 1915 Halifax, NS Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS 18 5 feet, 2 inches Dark Dark Blue Black Single Fisherman Roman Catholic Enos Boudreau (Father) Little River Harbour, Yarmouth Co., NS March 22, 1919 (Halifax on demobilization) August 22, 1937 (in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut) Saint-Gabriel Parish Cemetery, Comeau’s Hill NS Fred Boudreau (Charles Alfred) was the son of Ignace (Enos) Boudreau (b. Little River Harbour) and Marie Louise (Surette) Boudreau (b. Pinkney’s Point, Yarmouth Co., NS) of Little River Harbour. He was the brother of Albani, Bruno Joseph, Henry, Lindsay John, and Sadie. His nephew, the son of Bruno, Private Percy Joseph Boudreau served in WWII and was killed in action on August 14, 1944. Having enlisted in Halifax on October 30, 1915, Private Boudreau trained in Canada until October 13, 1916 when he departed Halifax on the Olympic for Liverpool, England arriving there on October 19, 1916. At Witley Camp he was transferred from the 85th Battalion to the 219th Battalion on December 28, 1916. On January 23, 1917 he was transferred to the 17th Reserve Battalion at Bramshottt Camp. On April 21, 1917 he proceeded via Folkstone for service in France with the 85th Battalion. He disembarked in France on April 22, 1917 and joined the 85th Battalion in the field on May 14, 1917. He was granted fourteen days leave between May 1, 1918 and May 28, 1918. On October 25, 1918 he was wounded in action with a severe gun shot wound to the left foot and admitted to No 57 Casualty Clearing Station on transferred on October 28 to No 18 General Hospital and returned to England on October 29, 1918 He was admitted to the Queen Mary Military Hospital at Whalley, Lancashire on October 30, 1918 and was discharged to the Princess Patricia Canadian Military Hospital at Bexhill on November 30, 1918. He was discharged to the 17th Reserve Battalion on January 10, 1919. and on February 1, 1919 to Ripon for return to Canada. On February 19, 1919 he embarked England on the SS Scotian and disembarked in Canada on March 1, 1919, posted to the casualty Company. Private Boudreau was discharged on demobilization at Halifax, NS on March 22, 1919. At discharged he was 21 years of age and had grown in height to 5 feet 5 inches. His intention at discharge was to reside in Little River Harbour. After World War I, Fred married and had two children. He died in New Britain, Connecticut on August 22, 1937.
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“Comeau’s Hill - Thursday August 26th, held in our church the burial of Fred C. Boudreau, native of Little River Harbour died at New Britain last week. His body arrived Wednesday moring by boat from Boston. He leaves to mourn: his wife; a sister, Sadie; three brothers, Henry, Albani and Bruno” Petit Courier September 1, 1937