Wilfred Laurier Couture, an electrician, signed up in Toronto on this day in 1916. He was born in Deseronto on May 10th, 1894, the son of Ephraim Couture and Martha Ann (née Beyette) and he attended the Deseronto High School. He was living at 128 Lisgar Street in Toronto when he enlisted.
Couture joined the Depot Squadron of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, with the regimental number 550129. His service record shows that he arrived in England on the SS Lapland on March 24th, 1916. He served in France from September 22nd, 1916 to April 16th, 1919. He was demobilized in Canada at ‘Dispersal Station B’ on June 5th, 1919.