|Date of Birth||May 6, 1882|
|Place of Birth||Lévis, Quebec|
|Next of Kin||Frank Nolin (father), Lévis P.O., Quebec|
|Trade / Calling||Lumberman|
|Service Record||Link to Service Record|
|Battalion||18th Reserve Battalion|
|Force||Canadian Expeditionary Force|
|Enlisted / Conscripted||Enlisted|
|Place of Enlistment||Port Arthur, Ontario|
|Address at Enlistment||Kenora P.O., Ontario|
|Date of Enlistment||July 26, 1918|
|Age at Enlistment||36|
|Theatre of Service||Great Britain|
|Prisoner of War||No|
Private Joseph Nolin enlisted on 26 July 1918 in Port Arthur, Ontario. According to his attestation he was born on 6 May 1882 in Lévis, Quebec and next of kin was his father Frank Nolin in Lévis. Joseph was single, living in the Kenora area and working as a lumberman when he enlisted. He joined the 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment and he was sent overseas with the 134th Draft, embarking from Montreal on 30 August 1918 on the SS Saturnia and arriving in Liverpool on 16 September. The following day he was attached to the 11th Reserve Battalion at Seaford.
The Armistice was signed on 11 November and a week later Joseph was sent to the Canadian Training School at Bexhill, where he spent three weeks. On 20 January 1919 he was transferred to the 18th Reserve Battalion and he served with them for another five months. He embarked for Canada from Southampton on 14 June on the HMT Aquitania, arriving in Halifax six days later, and he was discharged on demobilization on 24 June in Winnipeg. He was awarded the British War Medal.
Joseph’s last recorded address in his service file was P.O. Winnipeg, Manitoba and nothing further is known of his life before or after the war.
By Becky Johnson
Photo is the British War Medal.