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Cornelius Mombourquette

In memory of:

Private Cornelius Mombourquette

March 1, 1917

Vimy, France

Military Service


Service Number:

877185

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

73rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 20, 1893
Syndey, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

March 8, 1916
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Son of Juste (Joe) and Julienne Bathilda (Pate) Mombourquette, of Lingan, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 295 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. No. 22.

Location:

The CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2 is about 2.5 kilometres north of the village of Neuville-St. Vaast. The village is about 6 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Bethune. The cemetery is on a spur road turning left from the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, about 1 kilometre south of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– In memory of the men who joined the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CORNELIUS MOMBOURQUETTE– In memory of the men who joined the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Gravestone of Cornelius Mombourquette– The picture of this grave stone was taken in France in 1965.  Private 877185 C. Mombourquette enlisted with 185th Battalion of the C.E.F. on 8 March 1916 in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He departed Halifax aboard His Majesty's Transport 2810 (steamship Olympic) on 13 October 1916. He arrived in Liverpool, England on 18 October 1916 and departed Whitley, England with the 73rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry on 5 December 1916. He arrived in Havre, France on 6 December, departed for the field on 7th and arrived on the 8th. Private Mombourquette was killed in action during the raid on hill 145 during the night of 28 February and 1 March 1916. The raid was almost a complete failure. The Canadians took 37 prisoners and their own casualties numbered 687. During the next two days, the Germans permitted and even assisted our troups to recover our dead. This narrative was constructed from three sources of information: A. Military file issued by, Personnel Records Center in Ottawa.;  B. Publication " Nova Scotia's part in the Great War " by M.Stewart Hunt.;  C. Publication " Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 " by Col G.W.L. Nicholson.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located by the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Canadian Cemetery No 2– Canadian Cemetery No. 2 - The Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located on Vimy Ridge and is attached to the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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