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John Baptiste Deveau
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John Baptiste Deveau 733232 Private 165th Battalion March 24, 1899 Yarmouth, NS January 17, 1916 Meteghan, NS Meteghan, NS 16 5 feet, 5 inches brown black dark brown Single Roman Catholic Farmer Arthimise Deveau (Mother) Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS John 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.