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Arthur Blouin

In memory of:

Private Arthur Blouin

August 29, 1918


Ligny, Arras, France

Military Service


Service Number:

684357

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

May 26, 1885
St-Philémon-de-Bellechasse, Quebec

Enlistment:

April 18, 1916
St-Philémon-de-Bellechasse, Quebec

Son of Jules Blouin and Alphonsine Labonté (deceased in 1897). His father remarried to Delvina Lemelin in 1899 and became widowed again in 1906. He then remarried, to Rose Boutin in 1908 and he successively lived in St-Philémon-de-Bellechasse, St-Gervais-de-Bellechasse and St-Anselme-de-Dorchester, Québec.

When he transferred to France, Arthur Blouin was deployed to the 22nd Battalion but he never joined this unit. After two weeks, he was re-assigned to another infantry unit the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Severely wounded to the head near Monchy-le-Preux , on 28 August 1918, he died the next day at Casualty clearing station n° 1, then located in the village of Ligny.

Commemorated on Page 370 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. 17.

Location:

Ligny-St.Flochel is a village about 6.5 kilometres east of St.Pol on the main road to Arras. The distance from Ligny-St. Flochel to Arras is approximately 24 kilometres. The Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery is situated to the south of the village on the east side of the road to the village of Averdoingt.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstance of death– Source:  Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Blampie to Booth; Mircoform Sequence 11; Volume Number 131829_B016720; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 155 Page 231 of 762
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