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Albert Chew

In memory of:

Private Albert Chew

August 14, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


14th Bn.

Additional Information


September 4, 1885
Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom


January 6, 1916
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Fletcher Chew and Eliza Beet of Valleyfield, Québec. Husband of Jane Houghton (Married 1908, England).

He pretended he was single when he enlisted.

Commemorated on Page 384 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IV. C. 25.


The town of Abbeville is on the main road from Paris to Boulogne, about 80 kilometres south of Boulogne. On reaching Abbeville from Boulogne on the N1 at the roundabout, take the right turn immediately before Boulogne Road direction. A CWGC direction sign is on site. Enter the ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY by the left hand side main gate and follow CWGC signs within the Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Catchpole to Chignell. Microform Sequence 19; Volume Number 31829_B016728. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165. Page 921 of 958.
  • Grave marker– Grave marker
  • Family Photo– The image is a picture of Eliza Chew with two of her sons as they were about to go off to join the war effort in 1916. From left to right they are:
Albert Chew (847228), 30 years old, who died on August 14, 1918, from wounds sustained on the first day (August 8, 1918) of the "Hundred Days"
offensive near Amiens, and is buried in Abbeville, France. Seated is Eliza Chew and on the right is Albert's 17 year old brother, Wilfred Chew (847238). He passed away in Montreal at the age of 69. The Chew family emigrated to Canada from Burnley, Lancashire, England between 1910-1914. Three more of Eliza and Fletcher Chew's sons also joined the war effort: William Henry Chew (847231), Walter Chew (847449), and Thomas Chew (British forces truck driver).
  • Photo of Albert Chew

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