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Joseph Napoléon Chartrand

In memory of:

Private Joseph Napoléon Chartrand

October 27, 1918


La Malassise, Longuenesse, France

Military Service


Service Number:

291666

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Fort Garry Horse

Additional Information


Born:

September 23, 1890
Camperville, Manitoba

Enlistment:

December 9, 1915
The Pas, Manitoba

Son of Hermas Chartrand and Florestine Monet-dit-Bellehumeur (deceased in 1911), of St-Laurent, Manitoba. His father remarried to Henriette Nabes in 1914 and they moved to The Pas, Manitoba.

When he arrived in France, Joseph was deployed to the 22nd Battalion, but two week later, he was transferred to the Fort Gary Horse.

In October 1918, during the Spanish flu pandemic, he became ill and was evacuated to No 18 Casualty clearing station located at La Malassise, in Longuenesse, near St-Omer. He died there of pneumonia one week later.

His brother Télesphore (service number 892496) died in service in Canada on 24 October 1916.

Commemorated on Page 383 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:

XIV. B. 5.

Location:

Rocquigny and Equancourt are two villages in the Department of the Somme, some 13 kilometres north of Peronne and 12 kilometres south-east of Bapaume. Rocquigny and Equancourt are approximately 8 kilometres apart and the ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY lies about halfway between the two villages on the north side of the road just west of the crossing road from Etricourt to Ytres.

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:  Catchpole to Chignell. Microform Sequence 19; Volume Number 31829_B016728. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165. Page 775 of 958.
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