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Joseph (Josaphat) Clermont

In memory of:

Private Joseph (Josaphat) Clermont

July 27, 1916

Oxford, United Kingdom

Military Service


Service Number:

61510

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 11, 1895
St-Jacques-le-Mineur, Laprairie, Québec

Enlistment:

April 10, 1915
Montréal, Québec

Baptized Josaphat Clermont. Son of André Clermont (deceased in 1907) and Odile Normandin, of St-Jacques-le-Mineur, Laprairie, Québec.

As time passed, «Josaphat» was not perceived as a popular first name and sounded old: Josaphat changed is first name, like many other, to Joseph. On 23 march 1916, in the first line trenches of Vierstraat, in Belgium, he was hit to the head, possibly from a German sniper. Given the severity of his wound and total loss of sight, he was evacuated to England, where he died three months later in intensive care.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY
Berkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

I1. 52.

Location:

Botley is 2 miles west of the city of Oxford in the civil parish of North Hinksey. Leave the Oxford Western bypass (A34) at the Botley interchange and take the exit signposted Oxford A420. At the traffic lights bear left then immediately right into North Hinksey Lane. The entrance to the cemetery is about 200 yards along on the right hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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