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Philippe Lacombe

In memory of:

Private Philippe Lacombe

September 25, 1915
Vierstraat, Ypres, Belgium

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


22nd Bn.

Additional Information


October 15, 1897
Québec (St-Sauveur), Quebec


March 2, 1915
St-Jean, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Philippe-Louis-Philias Lacombe. Son of Philias Lacombe and Arthémise Giguère (deceased in 1908), of Montréal, Québec. He had declared that he was born in 1896 when he enlisted and he named his half-sister Alphéda Trépanier (wife of Victor Dubois) as his closest relative.

Before his marriage to Philias Lacombe, Arthémise Giguère was the widow of Odilon Trépanier and had three children from this union. Philippe Lacombe was therefore also the half-brother of Odilon Trépanier Jr. (regimental number 61065) with whom he enlisted the same day in the 22nd Battalion.

The 22nd was on its very first tour of the trench and Philippe had the curiosity to look over the parapet. This mistake proved fatal and he was shot in the head by a German sniper.

Commemorated on Page 23 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:

VII. A. 16.


LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 7 Km south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg made prominent by a level crossing. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the road, 5 km after joining the Kemmelseweg.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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