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Omer Blanchet

In memory of:

Private Omer Blanchet

March 30, 1918


Mercatel, Arras, France

Military Service


Service Number:

2134802

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Citation(s):

(London Gazette n° 30622 of 10 April 1918)

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

July 20, 1896
Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec

Enlistment:

December 16, 1916
Québec, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-François-Omer Blanchet. Son of Elzéar Blanchet (deceased in 1898) and Florentine Caron (deceased in 1908), of Cap St-Ignace. He stated being born on 21 July when he enlisted. He named his brother Raoul, of Québec, as next of kin.

Commemorated on Page 370 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 7.

Location:

Wailly is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 6 kilometres south-west from Arras in the valley of the little river Crinchon. WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY stands above the village on its outskirts in part of the old orchard.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death– Source:  Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Blampie to Booth; Mircoform Sequence 11; Volume Number 131829_B016720; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 155 Page 29 of 762.
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