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Paul Brière

In memory of:

Private Paul Brière

June 12, 1916

London, United Kingdom

Military Service


Service Number:

448032

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 8, 1892
Ste-Gertrude, Nicolet, Québec

Enlistment:

May 26, 1915
Trois-Rivières, Québec

Baptized Joseph-Napoléon Brière (Paul was a name derivative of Napoléon). Son of Siméon Brière and Agnès Sévigny (deceased in 1900). His father remarried to Marguerite Demers in 1901 and died in 1905. Napoléon named his brother Ernest, of Daveluyville, Nicolet, as next of kin and heir, when he enlisted.

Suffering from an acute bronchitis, he was hospitalized in France in March 1916 and was evacuated to England two weeks later. Admitted to the 1st London General Hospital, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and died two months later.

Commemorated on Page 58 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

KENSAL GREEN (ST. MARY'S) R. C. CEMETERY
London, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Canadian. 7.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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