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Georges Étienne Rosario Crochetière

In memory of:

Captain Georges Étienne Rosario Crochetière

April 2, 1918

Military Service


Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Chaplain Service

Division:

attd. 22nd Bn. Canadian Inf. (Quebec Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

July 20, 1878
Arthabaska, Québec

Enlistment:

March 21, 1916
Montréal, Québec

Baptized George-Étienne-Rosaire Crochetière; he was ordained to the priesthood in 1905. Son of Alphonse Crochetière and Joséphine Cormier, of Arthabaska, Québec. His mother died in 1880 and his father remarried the following year with Azilda Dubuc. They eventually moved to Québec City where his father died in 1905. Azilda Bolduc never remarried and died there in 1937. Rosaire Crochetière is believed to be the only chaplain to be killed in service during the First World War.

Commemorated on Page 391 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAILLEULMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Grave left of centre path between two french tombs

Location:

Bailleulmont is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 530 metres south of the main road from Arras to Doullens (N25). The BAILLEULMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY is at the south-west end of the village, on the road to La Cauchie (D1); and in the east corner of it, to the right of the entrance, is a plot containing the graves of 33 soldiers from the United Kingdom.

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: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 573 of 788
  • Grave marker– 5 April 2017, CEFRG (Canadian Expeditionary Force Research Group) cefrg.ca
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article
  • Photo of Georges Étienne Rosario Crochetiere– From the book, Catholics of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and the Great War 1914- 1919.

Submitted for the project, Operation: PIcture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Mark Banning, England
  • Memorial– Beechwood National Military Cemetery
Hall of Colours
Military Chaplains stained glass window

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