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Johnny Dubé

In memory of:

Private Johnny Dubé

July 17, 1916
Southampton, United Kingdom

Military Service


Service Number:

61020

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 9, 1892
Chicoutimi (Saguenay), Quebec

Enlistment:

November 6, 1914
St-Jean, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-John-Welly Dubé. Son of Féréol Dubé and Marie Gaudreault, of Chicoutimi (Saguenay), Québec. He signed “Johnny” for his first name when he enlisted.

On 17 June 1916, in front line trenches in Mont Sorrel, Ypres, Belgium, Corporal Dubé was hit by shrapnel in the back and legs. After three weeks of intensive care in France, he was evacuated in England, at the Southampton University War Hospital, where his left leg was amputated. He died there eight days later from complications.

Commemorated on Page 80 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY
Hampshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

C.E. 1815.

Location:

The Netley Military Cemetery is located in Hound, a parish and village on Southampton Water, 4 miles south-east of Southampton. It is a permanent Ministry of Defence cemetery of 17 acres, attached to the Royal Victoria Hospital. It was used during both world wars for burials from the hospital. It lies within a park maintained by Hampshire County Council on the site of the former hospital, and access is by way of a private road with a lockable security barrier.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of JOHNNY DUBE– Photo prise au studio Lemay de Chicoutimi, avant son départ pour la guerre.
  • Grave marker– Grave marker

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