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Pierre Contant

In memory of:

Private Pierre Contant

June 3, 1916
Saint-Éloi, Ypres, Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

61563

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 14, 1895
Montréal (St-Henri), Quebec

Enlistment:

October 22, 1914
Montréal, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Étienne-Pierre Contant. Son of Dosithée Contant and Émélie Bégin (deceased in 1895). Émélie died two days after giving birth, the same day of his son’s baptism. His father remarried five years later to Malvina-Clothilde « alias Ida » Anctil and the family lived in Montréal.

Commemorated on Page 69 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. C. 9.

Location:

ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Kemmelseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Kemmel (N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). The ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY lies 4 Km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Grave marker

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