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Antoine Saint-Jacques

In memory of:

Rifleman Antoine Saint-Jacques

October 8, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Regina Rifle Regiment


1st Battalion


1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, War Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information

Born 10 December 1920 in Ottawa, Ontario. Son of Henri Saint-Jacques, K.C., B.A., and Eva (née Aubin) Saint-Jacques, of Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Gilles, André, Ernest, Henri, Françoise, Therese and Claire. He served in Canada from 27 November 1942 until 3 August 1944, the United Kingdom from 4 August 1944 until 5 September 1944 and in NorthWest Europe from 6 September 1944 until his death. Rifleman Saint-Jacques' grave was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. E. Martou who plant white Chysanthemums every year at the base of the grave. Their son also bears the name of Jacques.

Commemorated on Page 435 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VIII. F. 12.


Adegem Canadian War Cemetery is located midway between Brugge (17 km) and Gent (26 km) on the N9 which connects the two towns. From Brugge, Adegem is approached via Sijsele and Maldegem. On reaching Adegem, the cemetery is located on the Prins Boudewijn Laan, on the right-hand side of the N9. In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944. By 3rd November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt; but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of ANTOINE SAINT-JACQUES– L - R Ernest, Andrea, Gilles and Antonie. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ANTOINE SAINT-JACQUES– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ANTOINE SAINT-JACQUES– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens

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