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Philippe Augustin Doyon

In memory of:

Private Philippe Augustin Doyon

August 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1105232

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 17, 1891
St-Samuel-de-Gayhurst, Frontenac, Quebec

He was baptized Joseph-Augustin but was also known as Philippe-Augustin, name used in the Book of Remembrance.

Son of François « Francis » Doyon (deceased prior to 1908 in Sommersworth, New Hampshire) and Marie Lessard of Lowell Massachusetts. His mother died one week before he was killed in action.

He enlisted and deserted twice before he enrolled for overseas service: with the 94th Battalion (service number 198188) from November 16, 1915 to July 5, 1916; with the 230th Battalion (service number 1012629) from September 22 to November 2, 1916. Each time he enlisted, he stated being born in St-Ludger-de-Beauce, but this village was founded in 1896, after he was born.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. 1.

Location:

Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometres south-east of Arras. It is 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is a short distance south-east of the village just off the D 35 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 809 of 1076.
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