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Léo Paul Chartrand

In memory of:

Private Léo Paul Chartrand

August 1, 1918

Picquigny, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


22nd Bn.

Additional Information


February 25, 1896
Curran, Prescott, Ontario


September 10, 1916
Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan

Baptized Léopold Chartrand. Son of Joseph Chartrand and Rose-Anna Châtelain, of Curran, Prescott, Ontario. Léopold signed “Léopaul” and some people thought the right spelling was Léo-Paul.

His battalion was on the move towards the Amiens sector, and during a two day break in Picquigny, Léopold drowned while swimming in the Somme River. His headstone bears the inscription “Believed to be”. This could be explained because his battalion had to keep going and when his body was recovered, he could not be formally identified.

Commemorated on Page 383 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

V. A. 2.


Crouy is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on the west side of the River Somme, on the Amiens-Abbeville main road. The CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY is a little south of the village on the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Catchpole to Chignell. Microform Sequence 19; Volume Number 31829_B016728. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165. Page 777 of 958.
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