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Military Records
This gallery features the military records of Sgt. Alex Decoteau, who served with Canada's military during WWI. These records consist of several interesting enlistment and service records and include a detailed pension record. All documents were generously provided by Izola Mottershead.

All documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Service Records

Most of the information about a soldier reside within his Service records. Such records document enlistment/appointment, duty stations and assignments, training, qualifications, performance, awards and medals, disciplinary actions, insurance, emergency data, administrative remarks, separation, discharge, retirement and other personnel actions.

Pension Records

The federal government kept a pension file on every applicant. Pension files contain all the paperwork associated with the application, including any supporting documentation. From these files you might learn some or all of the following: the applicant’s name, spouse’s name, rank, military unit, length of enlistment, and residence at time of application. There may also be children's names, names of deceased wives, physical description, medical records and marriage license.

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