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Pierre Elzéar Boulay

In memory of:

Private Pierre Elzéar Boulay

June 7, 1920

Military Service


Service Number:

847121

Age:

45

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

24th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 8, 1875
Nashua, New Hampshire

Enlistment:

January 8, 1916
Montreal, Québec

Son of Alexandre Boulay and Exilda Millette (deceased in 1879) of Nashua, New Hampshire. His father Alexandre married Nancy Martel in 1881.

Husband of Isméria Ledoux of St-Hyacinthe, Quebec and father of four children.

He stated that he was born in Canada in order to enlist.

He was severely wounded in the head in May 1918 and was released six months later due to his severe injuries.

He died of meningitis that was attributed to his war wounds.

His step-brother Éli was killed in action in July 1918 while serving with the American Army.

Commemorated on Page 547 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ST. HYACINTHE (NOTRE DAME DE ROSAIRE) CEM.
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

G. 1124. AC. Spec. Mem. in cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– Death notification of his step-brother Éli who was killed in action while serving with the American Army, only two months after Pierre was severely wounded to the head.

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