Regimental Number: 279485
Branch: 218th Battalion
Alfred was born in Quebec on May 16, 1871, according to his service file. However, according to his homestead record, he was 53 when he filed on SW 28-77-20-W5 in 1917, which would have placed his year of birth ca. 1864. It is likely that Alfred lied about his age to enlist in the army in 1916. The deception did not work as planned, as he was discharged (medically unfit) on May 2, 1916.