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Joseph Dufour

In memory of:

Private Joseph Dufour

November 22, 1919

Military Service


Service Number:

61229

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 8, 1884
St-Jean-d’Iberville, Quebec

Enlistment:

October 21, 1914
Montréal, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Charles-Magloire Dufour.

Son of Magloire Dufour and Malvina Roch (deceased in 1886), of Montréal, Québec.

His father remarried to Adèle Laurin in 1887. Joseph married Aurore Hugron in 1910 and she died on July 31, 1914. He stated being single when he enlisted but was widowed.

He had heart problems since 1916 and was released from the military in March 1918. He died in November 1919 of heart failure, attributed to his war service.

Commemorated on Page 533 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 Plot

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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