Regimental Number: 1021169
Branch: 10th Battalion
Emil was born in Hyst (Heist), Belgium on September 21, 1893. He was living in Grande Prairie at the time of his enlistment in July of 1916. Emil received shrapnel wounds to his right hand at Vimy and was in hospital for sixty-four days. His vision was poor and tried to get glasses, but it seems that the army never provided them. In October of 1918, Emil forfeited twenty-five days of pay for a number of offenses, including striking a police officer.