CEF Soldier Detail

Private Alexander Decoteau
Died: October 30, 1917

Regimental Number:
231462
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
49th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Battleford, Saskatchewan
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Dora Pambrun?; mother; Battleford, Saskatchewan
Address at Enlistment:
Room 1 University Apts., Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Birth:
November 19, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Police sergeant
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Edmonton, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
April 24, 1916
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
40 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
October 30, 1917
Age at Death:
30
Buried at:
Passchendale New British Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
XI. A. 28.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Native American
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 2464-4
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 49th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 202nd Battalion

Son of Peter and Mary Decoteau of Battleford, Saskatchewan. Born on November 19, 1887. He enlisted at Edmonton, Alberta on April 24, 1916.  Note that mother's name does not agree with attestation.

There is an article about Alexander "Alec" in the June-July 2013 issue of Canada's History (formerly The Beaver), "The running warrior" by Charlotte Cameron, page 13.