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John Bourassa

In memory of:

Private John Bourassa

August 18, 1917
Bruay, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


22nd Bn.

Additional Information


January 29, 1895
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


March 21, 1916
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

Son of Modeste Bourassa and Philomène Lussier-dit-Lucier (deceased in 1914) of Chellwood, Saskatchewan.

Severely wounded during the assault on Hill 70, near Lens, he was evacuated to the Casualty clearing station n° 6, in Bruay, where he died the same day.

Brother of Private Joseph Bourassa, who was killed in action while serving with the 5th Battalion during the Battle of Amiens.

Digitized service file.

Commemorated on Page 205 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. D. 19.


Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker
  • Grave marker– Grave marker
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Group Photo– John Bourassa and his brother Joseph Bourassa.
  • Attestation paper
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Border to Boys. Mircoform Sequence 12; Volume Number 131829_B016721; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 156 Page 297 of 934
  • The National Métis Veterans’ Memorial Monument– Wakaw, Saskatchewan

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