Gauthier, Joseph Jr.

Regimental Number: 696867
Rank: Private
Branch: 50th Battalion

Joseph was born in St. John, New Brunswick on November 28, 1878. In 1912, he and his wife Minnie filed on a homestead at SE 35-77-21-W5. Joseph enlisted in the Canadian Army on May 3, 1916, listing “weaver” as his occupation. On September 2, 1918, Joseph was killed in action near Dury. An enemy shell exploded near him, and a splinter entered his head, killing him instantly. Minnie filed on another homestead near Falher, and later was remarried to Charles Christopher Roche.