Friday, December 14, 2018

Remembering Joseph April

Joseph April's name is on the Doughboy statue in the Acre. This is his story.

Joseph was born April 7, 1897 at St. Clement, Quebec, the son of Isidore and Elise (Boucher). He entered the service June 26, 1918 in the U.S. Army 153d D.B. and transferred July 15, 1918 to Co. H 348 Infantry, 87th Division. He was sent overseas August 26, 1918.

He died of pneumonia October 24, 1918 at Bordeaux, France. His body was returned to the U.S. and he is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in East Chelmsford. He was survived by his parents, bother John B. of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, Isidore, Marie, Laura and Rose Anne.