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Josephat Depatie

In memory of:

Private Josephat Depatie

August 9, 1916

Vierstraat, Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

417784

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 31, 1898

Enlistment:

September 18, 1915
Montréal, Québec

Adoptive son of Éloi Depatie and Antoinette Lapointe, of L'Orignal, Prescott, Ontario.

Josephat stated being born in 1897 in Vankleek Hill, Prescott, Ontario, but thorough research of baptism records found no evidence that he was born there. He is not listed in the 1901 Census, even under a different last name. His father and mother were both listed in the 1901 Census as being single, and the Vankleek Hill records indicate that they married there in 1905. The only possible conclusion is that he was adopted after his parents were married. The 1911 Census shows that he was born in 1898 and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission agrees with 1898 as his birth year, as they engraved on his headstone that he died at 18 years old.

Commemorated on Page 77 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. B. I.

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.

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