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Abel Villeneuve

In memory of:

Private Abel Villeneuve

October 4, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

61688

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 2, 1894
St-Luc-de-Matane, Bas St-Laurent, Quebec

Enlistment:

November 9, 1914
Montreal, Quebec

Baptized Étienne-Abel-Odilon Villeneuve. Son of Guillaume Villeneuve and Madeleine Chassé (deceased in 1895). His father remarried to Marie-Anne Bond in 1898 and he then passed in 1902. When he enlisted, Abel named his sister Élizabeth (wife of Philippe Martel) as next-of-kin, and she died in early 1916. He also stated being born in Montréal on September 2, 1893.

Commemorated on Page 176 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 7.

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

  • Grave marker–  

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