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Joseph Desjardins

In memory of:

Private Joseph Desjardins

July 21, 1917


Bracquemont, Noeux-les-Mines, France

Military Service


Service Number:

417414

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 3, 1896
Montréal (La Nativité), Quebec

Enlistment:

June 30, 1915
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Trefflé Desjardins (deceased in 1896) and Alphonsine Robidoux (remarried in 1900 to Nazaire Gévry, she died in 1911). When he enlisted, Joseph named Adda Desjardins as mother and next of kin, but in fact, she was his sister-in-law (Aldéa Provost, wife of his brother Philippe). He also stated being born on 2 December 1893 when he enlisted.

The 22nd Battalion was in Brigade support in the trenches of Cité St-Pierre, in Lens, and was on fatigue duty day and night to consolidate forward positions. Joseph suffered from multiple shrapnel wounds : head, abdomen, leg and hand. He was evacuated to No 7 Casualty Clearing Station, then located in Bracquemont, Noeux-les-Mines, where he died the same day.

Brother of Private Philippe Desjardins, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 227 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. F. 9.

Location:

Noeux-les-Mines is a town 6 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the town, on the south-east side of the road to Labourse.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 963 of 1036.
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