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Bernard Jerome Cottreau
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Bernard Jerome (Cotreau) Cottreau 666799 Private 165th Battalion January 6, 1900 Yarmouth, NS June 6, 1916 Wedgeport, NS Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS 16 5 feet, 1¼ inch brown dark brown Single Roman Catholic Farmer Mary Cotreau (Mother) Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Private Cotreau embarked Canada on the SS Metagama at Halifax on March 25, 1917 and disembarked in England at Liverpool on April 4, 1917. He transferred to 39 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps and landed in La Havre France on May 25, 1917. On June 30, 1917 he was sentenced too five days of Punishment No. 2 for disobeying a lawful command given by his superior officer. Field Punishment No. 1 entailed labour duties and attachment to a fixed object such as a post two hours a day. Field Punishment No. 2 differed only in that the soldier was not bound to a fixed object. On May 21, 1918 he suffered a contusion to his left ankle and was admitted to hospital at Jura. In France each of the 60 Forestry Corps Companies had small detention hospitals of 6 beds each and in addition a hospital was established at Jura with a bed capacity of 150. Private Cotreau was discharged on May 24, 1918. He was granted leave to England from June 19, 1918 to July 4, 1918. He returned to 39 company on July 3, 1918. On January 7, 1919 he was transferred to the CFC Base Depot at Seaford and returning to Canada was discharged at Halifax, NS on March 11, 1919 on demobilization. He was 19 years old at discharge.