Sergeant Valmas Homer LA ROSE

A viewer of this website is seeking information on a veteran of WW I and the South African Conflict (Boer War).

Sergeant (later Lieutenant) Valmas Homer La Rose, Regimental Number 802, Royal Canadian Dragoons, CEF, France, 1914-1918.

Valmas served with the 1st Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles in South Africa. This Battalion was redesignated the Royal Canadian Dragoons on 22 August 1900, and served as such in WW I. He served in the Dragoons as Quartermaster Sergeant and Training Lieutenant.

He returned to Toronto, Canada, from WW I in poor health, and disappeared in about 1921, leaving a wife and two young children. The family has never been able to locate him since, and has no idea where or how he died, or where he may be interred.

He was originally from Abbotsford, Quebec, and his family (father, mother, brother) are shown in the 1901 Canada Census under the last name Sorette. This family are descendants of Jacques Soret dit La Rose, 1704-1790, and descendants used different variants of the original surname.

His grandchildren and great-grandchildren are trying to get further information about their grandfather and what happened to him. They would especially like to know where he is buried if anyone should know.

[Editor] If anyone can provide any information at all, it would be very appreciated if you could contact me at the address below. Thank you.

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