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Wilfrid Blais

In memory of:

Sergeant Wilfrid Blais

March 30, 1947

Quebec City, Quebec

Military Service

Service Number:







Veterans Guard of Canada

Additional Information


August 13, 1897
Lac Megantic, Quebec

Son of Elzéar and Elizabeth Blais, of Lac Megantic, Quebec. Husband of Eva Blais, of Welland, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 594 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Family Plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Family Photo– Sgt Wilfrid Blais with father Elzéar, Mother Élisabeth (Michaud) and family travelling to Niagara.
  • Photo of Wilfrid Blais– Wilfrid Blais : approx 21 years of age WWI, also served WWII.
  • Medal (The First World War)
  • Medal (Back)
  • Medal (The Second World War)
  • Medal (Back)
  • Memorial Cross
  • Group Photo– Wilfrid Blais in long coat, possibly in England WW1, 2nd from left.
  • Group Photo– Wilfrid Blais WW2 - second from right.
  • Certificate– Wilfrid Blais - WW1 Démobilization/Discharge Papers
  • Certificate– Wilfrid Blais WW2 Certificat de Libération/Discharge Papers
  • Certificate– Canadian Pacific Railways Commemorate the Relinquishment of Wilfrid Blais' position with the Company to serve his Country in the Great War of 1914-18.
  • Military Funeral– Photo of military funeral of Wilfrid Blais
  • Photo of Military funeral in Lac Megantic
  • Military Funeral– Photo of military funerals - Last visit to Maison Papineau in Lac Megantic
  • Newspaper Clipping– Obituary - Military Death Notices
  • Letter– Wilfrid Blais - Book of Remembrance - Chapelle du Souvenir
  • Photo of WILFRID BLAIS– Sargeant Wilfrid Blais with sons and daughters Lionel, Rita, Marielle and Fernand - 1943
  • Photo of Wilfrid Blais– Discharged April 17, 1946. Rue Papineau, Lac Mégantic.
  • Group Photo– Sargeant Wilfrid Blais with son Private Fernand Blais - 1945
  • Photo of André Maillet– Seaman André Maillet (Grandson 03/01/70) United States Navy
  • Photo of Wilfrid Blais and Eva Bolduc– Wedding Photo
  • USS Yarnell DLG-17– USS Yarnell DLG-17  Guided missile  ship. 550 Ft long. Crew of 440 included Seaman André Maillet, US Navy, Wilfrid Blais Grandson.
  • Maison Papineau
  • Cimetière St Agnès Main Entrance– From this spot at Main Entrance Cimetière St Agnès - 10th row down, 21 monuments left, you will find Final Resting Place of Sgt. Wilfrid Blais among the Bolduc family Monuments.
  • Cenotaph
  • Grave Marker
  • Inscription– Cenotaph at the Veterans Park - Lac Mégantic QC
  • Photos
  • Honour Roll– Clockwise from Top Left : Fernand Blais, Lionel Blais, Marcel Audet, (Wilfrid Blais - Center), Gérard Maillet.
  • Group Photo– 11/11/2007 Remembrance Day Ceremony: left to right Air Cadet Flight Corporal Amber Clements (Great Grand-Daughter);  Air Cadet Corporal Erika Clements(Great Grand-Daughter); PO1 Kevin Clements(Royal Canadian Navy / Marine Canadienne Royale); Donna Blais-Clements(Grand-Daughter); and Air Cadet Sargeant Kellie Clements(Great Grand-Daughter).  "Ready Aye Ready"!
  • Papineau Homestead– Present Day Maison Papineau - Ancien Domicile Elzéar et Élizabeth Blais.
Lac Mégantic QC
  • Group Photo– Sgt Blais visits Welland ON c. 1943
  • Group Photo– Sgt Blais, Eva and son Lionel (c.1943)
  • Group Photo– Sgt Wilfrid Blais and Spouse Eva - 1944
  • Group Photo– Sgt Blais, spouse, and his 8 children

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