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Adélard Burelle

In memory of:

Private Adélard Burelle

January 1, 1918

Étaples, France

Military Service


Service Number:

120885

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 16, 1890
Beloeil, Verchères, Québec

Enlistment:

September 28, 1915
Montréal, Québec

Baptized Joseph-Adélard Burel. Son of Eustache Burel and Marie Jeannotte, of Beloeil, Verchères, Québec. The last name “Burel” evolved to “Burelle” with time. Adélard stated being born on 15 April when he enlisted.

Severely wounded by a piece of shrapnel to his right side on 8 November 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium, he was evacuated to Casualty clearing station n° 3 in Grévillers, France. After two weeks, he was transferred to Hospital General n° 26 in Étaples, in the Pas-de-Calais, where he stayed over one month, before he died of his wounds.

Commemorated on Page 377 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XXXI. E. 6A.

Location:

Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Burbank to Bytheway. Microform Sequence 16; Volume Number 31829_B016725. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 160.  Page 73 of 926.
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