Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day 1918 - Corp. Alfred J. Renaud Dies in France

"Deeply regret to inform you that it is officially reported that Corp. Alfred J. Renaud, hero squadron, died of pneumonia March 17."
Signed McCain, the Adjt. General.

Corporal Renaud was 26 years old and had graduated from St. Joseph's College.  After several jobs he ended up in the automobile business.  Because of his knowledge of gasoline engines, he was very anxious to join the aviation corps.  He applied  twice and was rejected because of his health.  On his third try he was accepted.  He died shortly after arriving in France.

"Surviving him are his bereaved parents, four brothers, Corporal Louis Renaud of Company G, 104th Infantry "somewhere" in France; Joseph, Lionel and Emilien, and four sisters, Marie, Delvina, Delia and Oive Renauld, all of this city."

Saint Patrick's celebrations were subdued in 1918 during the war effort.


  1. Eileen, great blog! I love to read your posts. Was the quoted information taken from The Sun?

  2. Thanks Michelle!! Yes it's from the Sun. I should put that in the post. I'm still learning how to blog. :-)

  3. Thanks. I used to know a few Renauds from the Highlands. One of the sisters, at one time, was researching her family history. I should see if I can get in contact with her again and show her your post. I wonder if they are related. Thanks again!