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Philippe Desjardins

In memory of:

Private Philippe Desjardins

August 9, 1918


Méharicourt, France

Military Service


Service Number:

120219

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 16, 1891
Montréal (St-Vincent-de-Paul), Quebec

Enlistment:

August 11, 1915
Montréal, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Hormisdas-Philippe Desjardins. Son of Trefflé Desjardins (deceased in 1896) and Alphonsine Robidoux (remarried in 1900 to Nazaire Gévry, she died in 1911). Husband of Aldéa Provost, of Montréal, Québec. He stated being born in 1890 when he enlisted.

Brother of Private Joseph Desjardins, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 397 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:

B. 9.

Location:

Wood Cemetery is in the village of Marcelcave, 24 kilometres east of Amiens in the Department of the Somme. From Amiens take the Road Nationale N29 to Villers Bretonneux. Turn onto the D23 in the direction of Demuin. Take the first road to the left (Road Departmentale) D136 to reach the village of Marcelcave. The Cemetery is south-east of Marcelcave on a dead end road.

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: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 969 of 1036.
  • Grave marker
  • Newspaper clipping– La Presse 30 August 1918

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