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David Drolet

In memory of:

Corporal David Drolet

April 2, 1918


Bac-du-Sud, Bailleulval, France

Military Service


Service Number:

856670

Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 29, 1880
Baie-St-Paul, Charlevoix, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 16, 1916
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Joseph Drolet and Philomène Desbiens, of Manchester, New Hampshire, and Baie-St-Paul, Charlevoix. He stated being born on 1 May 1880 when he enlisted.

On 1 April 1918, in the trenches of Mercatel, France, he was mortally wounded by a piece of enemy shell. He was evacuated to No. 6 Canadian Field Ambulance in Bac-du-Sud, near Bailleulval, where he died the next day.

Digitized service file.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 24.

Location:

Bailleulval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 13 kilometres south-west of Arras, and the BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY is one kilometre west of the village on the north side of the main road from Arras to Doullens (N25)

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: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 985 of 1076. Thank you, Robert Green, for your contribution to
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