Joseph Sirois signature

Joseph Sirois signed up in Quebec on this day in 1916, the first of three enlistments for this man. He was born in Deseronto on August 10th, 1896, the son of Joseph Sirois senior and Marie Louise (née Bilodeau), who were both born in Quebec.

Sirois joined the 167th Battalion with the regimental number 672461. He was five feet two and a half inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

The 167th Battalion never sailed for England, which might explain why Joseph was signing up again in 1917, in Sudbury on April 2nd for the No. 1 Forestry Draft (spelling his name Sirroy). He signed up again on April 15th in Brockville. On both of these attestation papers his regimental number was 2198435.

Perhaps all will become clear when his service record is digitized…