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Alexandre Drolet

In memory of:

Private Alexandre Drolet

April 7, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

672265

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 7, 1893
Québec, Quebec

Enlistment:

March 3, 1916
Québec, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Charles-Alexandre Drolet. Son of George Drolet and Amanda Carpentier, of Québec. He stated being born in 1894 when he enlisted.

His battalion was on Brigade support South-West of Beaurains (Arras sector) and was doing night fatigue duty to reinforce trenches of “Telegraph Hill Switch” near Tilloy-lès-Mofflaines. Alexandre was killed while taking part in a fatigue duty.

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:

WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. D. 8.

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 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 983 of 1076.
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