Name:Service NoRankBattalion/ServiceDate of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Hair Colour:Eye Colour:Martial Status:Religion:Trade:Next of Kin:
John Baptiste Deveau733232Private165th BattalionMarch 24, 1899Yarmouth, NSJanuary 17, 1916Meteghan, NSMeteghan, NS 165 feet, 5 inchesbrownblackdark brownSingleRoman CatholicFarmerArthimise Deveau (Mother) Hectanooga, Digby Co., NSJohn was the son of Norman and Arthimise Deveau of Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS. Having enlisted with the 165th Battalion he 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 Company 39 Canadian Forestry Corps and landed in France on May 25, 1917. Company 39 Canadian Forestry Corps was organized at Sunningdale, in May 1917 under the command of Major J. A. Legere. Most of the personnel from 165th Battalion. The Forestry Corps established its English headquarters at Smith's Lawn, Sunningdale, Berkshire, in the midst of Windsor Great Park. This 20 square kilometre area of forested land was traditionally the private hunting grounds of the Royal Family, whose rural home, Windsor Castle, was located nearby.Private John Deveau served in Canada, England, and France and was discharged on demobilization at Fredericton, NB on March 18, 1919.