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Aimé Lacroix

In memory of:

Private Aimé Lacroix

December 31, 1916
Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom

Military Service


Service Number:

416153

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 26, 1891
La Tuque, Mauricie, Quebec

Enlistment:

October 4, 1915
La Tuque, Mauricie, Quebec

Son of Édouard Lacroix and Delphine Boisvert, both of La Tuque and deceased in 1910. He named his brother Donat, the eldest of the family, as his closest relative.

Wounded very seriously in the head at Courcelette on September 18th, 1916, he was immediately evacuated to England to the Horton (County of London) War Hospital. He never recovered from his wounds and died there after three months.

Aimé Lacroix was from the Atikamekw Nation and on November 11th, 2012, Remembrance Day, he was the first Aboriginal veteran to receive the Quebec National Assembly Medal (Source: Veterans Affairs Canada).

Commemorated on Page 115 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

EPSOM CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

K. 709.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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