TREMAIN, Joseph Robert

Removed from Wingham as not on stone, placed in none

1st World War
Date of Birth
Date Attested
Attested at
Lance Corporal
Date of Death
Age at Death
Biographical Summary

DIVISIONAL UNIT:        3rd Canadian Infantry Division
                                             8th Infantry Brigade
                                             2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles  -  Victoria
                                             Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO:                   126247
DATE OF BIRTH:            June 27, 1894
                                             London - England
DATE OF DEATH:           August 10, 1918                   24 years     1 month
CEMETERY:                     Crouy British Cemetery – Crouy-sur-Somme
                                             Somme – France
                                             VI     B     25
PARENTS:                         Mr. Frederick and Emma Tremain – Stratford - Ontario
Occupation:                        Trimmer                               Religion:     Church of England
Enlistment:                         September 7, 1915 – Sratford - Ontario into 71st Battalion 
Enlistment Age:                 21 years     3 months

Lance Corporal Tremain arrived in Halifax and boarded the SS Olympis and then embarked from Canada on April 1, 1916 arriving in England on April 11th. He transferred to the 74th Battalion, went into France and transferred to the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. He joined them in the field on June 12th.  Read the information of Sergeant Walter Tremain below.
Lance Corporal Tremain was wounded prior to October 11, 1916, is invalided to England and return to France and rejoins his unit on December 12, 1917.
Lance Corporal received serious wounds to his shoulder and was immediately moved to No. 5 Casualty Clearing station where he later died.
During the darkness hours of August 9/10 “A, B and C” Companies were moved up to Buchoir and “D” Company followed a bit later.
On the morning of August 10th the Battalion was in front of Bochoir and would then move forward and take up their battle positions about 400 yards west and north-west of Le Quesnoy. At 3:00 am they advanced with the intention of pushing up as close to the village as possible and take it with the bayonet. About half way to the object there was very heavy heavy enemy opposition from a heavily defended outpost and from then on there was very heavy fighting. “B and C” Companies suffered severely but then pushed on and cleared three lines of trenches with the bayonet and thus were able to gain a foothold in the north of the village by 6 am. “A” Company suffered heavily from enemy machine gun nests but kept advancing and in the process lost all its officers. At 6 am support arrived from two tanks who proceeded to eliminate the enemy machine gun threat. By 7 am the village was in the hands of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. 
Between 07:00 am – 09:00 am the enemy made counter attacks against the northern portion of the town but were not successful.
During the day 51 men of all ranks were killed and 110 men of all ranks being wounded.
During this day was when Lance Corporal Tremain advanced with his unit, received wounds to his shoulder in battle and died later that same day after being taken to No. 5 Casualty Clearing Station.