Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edgar Colleret

In memory of:

Private Edgar Colleret

October 23, 1919

Montréal, Québec

Military Service


Service Number:

417352

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

41st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 31, 1890
Montréal (St-Jacques), Québec

Enlistment:

June 10, 1915
Montréal, Québec

Baptized Joseph-Damase-Edgar Colleret. Son of Alexandre Colleret (deceased in 1914) and Alexina Côté, of Montréal, Québec. His mother remarried to Louis Paré in 1916 and stayed in Montréal.

On 5 April 1917, in Neuville-Saint-Vaast, France, while he was in first line trenches, Edgar suffered shrapnel wounds in the back, including his spine, which left him paraplegic. He was treated for almost one year in England and, in March 1918, was repatriated and hospitalized in Montréal. In September 1918, he was released from military service as permanently incapacitated and died of his wounds one year later at the Montreal General Hospital.

Commemorated on Page 531 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MONTREAL (NOTRE DAME DES NEIGES) CEMETERY
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Soldiers.

Location:

Montreal (Notre Dame des Nieges) Cemetery adjoins the Mount Royal Cemetery, in Montreal, Québec, and a War Cross is erected on the dividing line. Access by car via Highway 15 (Decarie) south, and take the exit for Queen Mary Road. Follow signs for Cote des Neiges Road south. The entrance to the cemetery is on the left hand side of this road. During both wars, Montreal was the headquarters of No. 4 Military District. The city had seven military hospitals with more than 900 beds during the First and Second World Wars. The Royal Air Force Ferry Command had its headquarters at Dorval Airport and there was a Royal Air Force Station at St.Hubert. Some graves cannot be individually marked and are commemorated on a bronze plaque fixed to the Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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