Regimental Number: 447624
Branch: Canadian Mounted Rifles; Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Joseph was born in St. Genevieve, Quebec on January 25, 1889. He enlisted in the Canadian Army in Calgary in September of 1915. On July 9, 1917, Joseph was awarded the Military Medal. On page 30 of his service file, you can view a typed list of his transfers and other information; there is also a report card from officer’s training school on pages 43 and 44. He was said to be “thoroughly reliable and should make a good officer.” Around 1930, Joseph and his brother Leo settled on land about one and a half miles west of Eaglesham. Joseph died on June 26, 1947, having been injured by a falling tree.
Sources: Smoky Peace Triangle p. 372