Cloutier, Omer

Regimental Number: 101455; 4100395
Rank: Private
Branch: No. 10 Engineers & Railway Contingent R.D.

Omer was born in Quebec on July 24, 1888. He was the elder brother of Elzear and Irene Cloutier. He came to the Peace Country in 1913 and filed on NW 5-76-21-W5 and SW 31-76-22-W5. Omer had previously enlisted in the 66th Battalion in 1915 but was discharged because he had flat feet. Later he enlisted in the No. 10 Engineers & Railway Contingent R.D. and served in Canada. Omer was discharged in January 1919 as he was declared medically unfit. He never married. Omer died of a severe head injury late in 1944, having been in a horse-drawn cutter when it overturned on ice.

Sources: Girouxville II p. 436