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Ernest Arcand

In memory of:

Private Ernest Arcand

February 14, 1916


Bailleul, France

Military Service


Service Number:

61325

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 18, 1887
Champlain, Mauricie, Quebec

Enlistment:

December 1, 1914
St-Jean, Quebec

Son of Hercule Arcand and Eugénie Constantin (deceased in 1891). His father remarried to Maria Marchand in 1892 and they lived in Champlain, Mauricie, Québec.

He was wounded to the abdomen during trench duties in Vierstraat, in the Ypres sector, in Belgium. He died of his wounds at the casualty-clearing station in Bailleul.

Commemorated on Page 47 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. C. 136.

Location:

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 kilometres south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. The Communal Cemetery is on the eastern outskirts of the town. From the Grand Place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn down the right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres. The cemetery is on the right and the BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is at the bottom end.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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