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Charles Eugène Belzile

In memory of:

Lieutenant Charles Eugène Belzile

September 29, 1916

Boulogne, France

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 30, 1894
St-Fabien-de-Rimouski, Bas-St-Laurent, Québec

Enlistment:

September 26, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Son of Ernest Gagnon-dit-Belzile and Maria Théberge, of Kempt (St-Octave-de-Métis), Bas-St-Laurent, Québec.

He stated being born in 1895 when he enlisted. Severely wounded to a leg on 15 September at Courcelette, he died two weeks later following amputation.

Commemorated on Page 53 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VII. B. 6.

Location:

Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville).

The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.

Visiting Information
OPENING TIMES:
This Cemetery is open 7 days a week, all year round.
From 1 October to 15 March: 08.00 - 18.00
From 16 March to 30 September: 08.00 - 19.00

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles-Eugène Belzile
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bell to Bernaquez.  Mircoform Sequence 8; Volume Number 31829_B016718; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 152 Page 327 of 670.
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