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Ovide Gervais

In memory of:

Private Ovide Gervais

March 29, 1918

Gavrelle, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France

Military Service


Service Number:

416461

Age:

36

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

February 4, 1882
Montréal (Sacré-Coeur), Quebec

Enlistment:

July 27, 1915
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Joseph Gervais (deceased in 1912) and Délia Brousseau of Montréal. Husband of Rosanna Charbonneau, also of Montréal, and father of six children.

Brother of Private Charles Gervais, who served with the 22nd Battalion and died in Canada after he was released.

Commemorated on Page 414 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. F. 8.

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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  • Photo of Ovide Gervais
  • 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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