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Alfred Blais

In memory of:

Driver Alfred Blais

September 14, 1918

Rouen, France

Military Service


Service Number:

144173

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

2nd Div. Trench Mortar Bty.

Additional Information


Born:

August 12, 1898
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 29, 1915
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Honoré Blais and Domithilde « Mathilda » Lavoie (deceased in 1916), of Ottawa, Ontario. He was underage when he enlisted and declared being born in 1897. When he arrived in France in March 1916, he first served four months with the 22nd Battalion and he transferred with the artillery to supply ammunition. He was severely wounded on 17 August 1918 during the Battle of Amiens and he died of his wounds one month later, at General Hospital n° 5, in Rouen.

Commemorated on Page 369 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION (ROUEN)
Seine-Maritime, France

Grave Reference:

R. III. E. 9.

Location:

The St. Sever Cemetery and Extension (Rouen) is situated about 3 kilometres south of Rouen Cathedral and a short distance west of the road from Rouen to Elbeuf. If travelling from Elbeuf or Caen on the N.138, follow Avenue Des Canadiens right down to the roundabout. Then take the fourth exit into Rue Stanislas De Jardin, and the cemetery lies 150 metres on the left. The CWGC signpost is located at the entrance of the cemetery. The cemetery covers an area of 49,885 square metres. The War Stone is on the boundary of the original Cemetery and the Extension, facing the City of Rouen War Memorial. The Cross is raised on a terrace on the further side of the Extension. The Chapel, cruciform and surmounted by a dome, is in the middle of the Extension.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Birch to Blakstad. Mircoform Sequence 10; Volume Number 31829_B034746; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 154 Page 631 of 734

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