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Joseph Antoine Elphège Marcotte

In memory of:

Private Joseph Antoine Elphège Marcotte

May 28, 1917

Bruay-la-Bussière, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


22nd Bn.

Additional Information


July 13, 1892
Sherbrooke, Quebec


June 25, 1915
Sherbrooke, Quebec

Son of Maxime and Elise Vuellette Marcotte, of Sherbrooke. Born at Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 290 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. B. 22.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Grave marker
  • Circumstances of death registers– Circumstances of death
  • Photo of JOSEPH ANTOINE ELPHEGE MARCOTTE– Photo of Elphège Marcotte recovered from a family genealogy.
  • Wartime diary– Excerpt from the War Diary of the 22nd Battalion which explains the origin of the wounds that caused his death.
  • Sherbrooke Monument– Cover of the original program distributed at the unveiling of the Sherbrooke WWI memorial on November 7th, 1926, and two images of the monument.   The monument was designed by Mr. G. W. Hill of Montreal, Quebec with bronze figures cast in Belgium and granite from the Stanstead district.  The bronze Memorial tablet lists 249 names.

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