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Joseph Bernard

In memory of:

Private Joseph Bernard

October 4, 1916

Courcelette, France

Military Service


Service Number:

121026

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 20, 1882
St-Raphaël-de-Bellechasse, Québec

Enlistment:

September 17, 1915
Sherbrooke, Québec

Baptized Joseph-Léon-François-Xavier-Arthur Bernard. Son of Louis Bernard (deceased in 1908) and Sophronie Lemelin (deceased in 1904). Husband of Èva Poulin (married in 1904), they resided in Sherbrooke, Québec. He stated being born on 24 April 1881 when he enlisted.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. B. 5.

Location:

Courcelette is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert (next to the main road D929 Albert-Bapaume). The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY lies about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the village. The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY (signposted in the centre of Courcelette) is 1.5 kilometres down a single track lane (suitable for cars).

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: Bernard to Binyon. Mircoform Sequence 9; Volume Number 31829_B016719; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 153 Page 21 of 652
  • Sherbrooke Monument– Cover of the original program distributed at the unveiling of the Sherbrooke WWI memorial on November 7th, 1926, and two images of the monument.   The monument was designed by Mr. G. W. Hill of Montreal, Quebec with bronze figures cast in Belgium and granite from the Stanstead district.  The bronze Memorial tablet lists 249 names.

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