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Joseph Carriere

In memory of:

Private Joseph Carriere

May 20, 1915

Military Service

Service Number:





Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


14th Bn.

Additional Information


July 6, 1886

Commemorated on Page 8 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. W. 22.


Cuinchy is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 7 Kilometres east of the town of Bethune and north of the N41 which runs between Bethune and La Bassee. About 1 kilometre north-west of the village are cross roads known as Windy Corner and GUARDS CEMETERY (CUINCHY) is a little west of these cross roads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping for Joseph Carrière– Joseph Carrière died at the front during the 1st world war. He was one of 8 sons of Joseph-Louis Carrière and Rebecca Roberge. At the age of 29, single, he voluntered to serve in combat in Europe. 
The family name was originally Carrier and not Carrière.  It was changed after Joseph-Louis Carrier moved from St-Romuald to Montréal.  We suspect that the name was changed due to the English pronunciation because Joseph-Louis worked for a long time on the Grand Trunk Railroad.  The original Baptism Register clearly showed that Joseph-Louis's name was Carrier.  Alphonse Carrier, one of Joseph's brothers, later changed the family name back to Carrier.
  • Sign
  • Guards Cemetery (Cuinchy)– Taken at the cemetary outside of Cuinchy on Sunday, Dec 18th 2005. The grounds are very well kept. This cemetary is a quiet and respecful place for the final rest of our fallen soldiers.
  • Entrance
  • Information about the Cemetery
  • Map
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery
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  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England.

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