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Eugene Lafleche

In memory of:

Private Eugene Lafleche

July 26, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


22nd Bn.

Additional Information


September 17, 1882
Sainte-Anne de Chicoutimi, Quebec


October 6, 1915
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Jean Sheehy and Flavie Pilote.

His real name is believed to be Eugène Sheehy.

Eugène SHEEHY (sometimes spelled SHEA in English) enrolled first with the 37th Battalion on August 2, 1915. He was then transferred to the 41st Battalion and got a new service number (411765). Two months later, he was declared missing (would have deserted) in Valcartier and taken off strength on October 3, 1915, shortly before the Battalion departed for England. He then reenrolled with the 69th Battalion in Montreal (service number 121111 on October 6, 1915 under his alias Eugène Laflèche.

Commemorated on Page 270 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 28.


Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Eugene Lafleche– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.

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