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Francis Walter Paul
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Regimental # 4667

Donated by Natasha Jones

Name: Francis Walter Paul
Date of Birth: January 15, 1898
Date of Death: February 27, 1964
Regiment Number: 4667

Francis Walter Paul was born on January 15, 1898 in Leading Tickles, Newfoundland. In 1900 his father and mother, John and Annie Paul moved to Badger’s Brook. Francis Paul enlisted in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on April 24, 1918 at the age of 20 and served until June 28, 1919. His cousins Stephen and Lawrence Paul had previously enlisted in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in 1916. Francis Paul was a small man of 5’4, weighing only 114 pounds at the time he enlisted. He had a dark complexion, black hair and brown eyes.

He served at the following locations:

England – June 18, 1918
France – October 18, 1918
Belgium – November 18, 1918
Germany – December 18, 1918

On October 25, 1918 he was deprived of one day’s paid for overstaying his draft leave. He was absent from 23:59 PM on October 23, 1918 until 12:50 PM on October 24, 1918.

Upon returning home Francis Paul married Elizabeth Pike and the couple had 14 children. Francis Paul worked as a river man and dam tender, and he was also a trapper. He passed away on February 27, 1964 in Grand falls-Windsor, Newfoundland at the age of 66.

Pte Francis Paul
1898 ~ 1964
Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Lest We Forget
Badger Catholic Cemetery


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