|Rouen, France WWI Memorial|
That was probably a good description of old gramps – he had a knack for trouble. He was demoted to a private and was sent to Rouen, France for eight months in February of 1918. He trained at Machine Gun School in Rouen and served with the Canadian Engineers and in the 60th Company of the Canadian Forestry Corp (CFC).
The CFC was created because of the need for wood for duckboards, shoring timbers, crates, anything that needed wood.
So there he was in France cutting wood.