Regimental Number: 1021060
Branch: 233rd Battalion
Rene was born in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec on June 24, 1894. He filed on NE 8-78-21-W5, near Falher, in 1913. In May of 1916, Rene enlisted in the Canadian Army. He was discharged on January 23, 1917, having been found medically unfit – his left hand was defective due to an injury in a sawmill in Vermont in 1909. In 1920, Rene married Ella M. Lussier. Rene died on December 9, 1969 and was buried in Saint Joachim’s Cemetery in Edmonton.