CEF Award Detail

Corporal Emile Desilets

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Regimental Number:
Canadian Infantry
16th Battalion
Enlistment Date:
June 28, 1915
Date of Birth:
February 3, 1888
Date of Death:
Second Arras
Date of Award:
September 2, 1918
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 2nd September, 1918, in the second battle of Arras. During the fighting he with his section engaged large numbers of the enemy on three occasions as they emerged from dug-outs, bombing the occpants and taking the survivors prisoners. He was slightly wounded when steadying his men under enfilade fire.
Date of Citation:
January 16, 1919
Citation Source:
London Gazette
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Soldier Notes:
Prior service wiht 11th Regiment, Irish Fusiliers of Canada. Died at Vancouver December 12, 1955.

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