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Arthur Carrière

In memory of:

Private Arthur Carrière

September 1, 1918

Étaples, Pas-de-Calais, France

Military Service


Service Number:

101351

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

2nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 11, 1887
Ste-Scholastique, Deux-Montagnes, Québec

Enlistment:

September 22, 1915
Grande Prairie, Alberta

Son of Joseph Carrière (deceased in 1918) and Zéphirine Lacroix, of Ste-Scholastique, Deux-Montagnes, Québec. He stated being born on 12 March when he enlisted.

Deployed to the 22nd Battalion in France on 24 November 1917, Arthur first spent two months at the reinforcements camp, possibly to get trained on the machine guns. He joined the 22nd on 4 February 1918 until the end of April. He then transferred with the elite, with the 2nd Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps.

Severely wounded to the head at the start of the advance East of Arras, on 28 August 1918, he was evacuated to the General Hospital No. 26 in Étaples and died there four days later.

Commemorated on Page 381 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:

LXVI. G. 6.

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.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Canavan to Caswell. Microform Sequence 18; Volume Number 31829_B016727. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 162.  Page 471 of 1004.
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