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Albert Denis

In memory of:

Sergeant Albert Denis

September 24, 1917


Méricourt, France

Military Service


Service Number:

61330

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 20, 1891
Montréal (Ste-Cunégonde), Quebec

Enlistment:

October 22, 1914
Montréal, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Jules-Albert Denis. Son of Adolphe-Ludger Denis and Adèle Deguire of Montréal, Québec. He stated being born in 1890 when he enlisted.

Albert and his brother Private Henri Denis were both signalers at the Battalion headquarters and were sleeping in a dugout next to the orderly room when a heavy shell struck. It was believed they had been asphyxiated by the fumes of the explosion.

Commemorated on Page 227 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. E. 5.

Location:

Thelus is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, west of the N17 Arras-Lens main road and 6.5 kilometres north of Arras. Thelus Military Cemetery is approximately 300 metres west of the N17, located in the open country, about 50 metres north of Thelus village.

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 687 of 1036.
  • Newspaper clipping– La Presse - October 15, 1917
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at the Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer/J. Stephens 2010)
  • Thelus Military Cemetery– The Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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