Dupont, Wilbrod Joseph

Regimental Number: 500520
Rank: Sapper
Branch: 2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers; 2nd Field Company, Canadian Engineers

Wilbrod was born in Fort Alexander, Manitoba on January 19, 1898. In order to enlist in the Canadian army in the fall of 1915, together with his father, Omer, and brother, Lawrence, Wilbrod lied about his age and said he was born in 1897. He received a slight gunshot wound in the back in September of 1916, and suffered from a foot infection in January of 1917. Wilbrod was part of the Army of Occupation in Germany for a few months after the end of the war. After being discharged in 1919, he traveled to Grande Prairie to join his father. In January of 1928, Wilbrod married Mary Wills, whom he had met in England in 1916. Mary and her family were friends of Constance Edwards, Wilbrod’s stepmother, and they had come to the Grande Prairie area in 1926. Wilbrod died on February 26, 1973.

Sources: Pioneer Round-Up p. 82