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John Joseph Lingard

In memory of:

Private John Joseph Lingard

November 16, 1918


Carmiers, France

Military Service


Service Number:

3082233

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

24th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 12, 1889
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

February 25, 1918
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Thomas Lingard and Fanny- Frances Hackett, of Manchester, England. Husband of Marie Dufresne, of Hartford, Vermont, and father of two children. He had declared to be born in 1888 when he enlisted.

When he arrived in France he was sent as a reinforcement to the 22nd French Canadian Battalion but after a month and a half, possibly due to a language problem, he was transferred to the 24th Battalion, an English speaking unit.

On November 7th, 1918, in the French village of Baisieux, he was hit with multiple shrapnel wounds to his legs, thighs and face, as well as being gassed. He was evacuated to No. 18 General Hospital in Camiers and died there of his wounds and pneumonia due to the effect of the gas.

Commemorated on Page 450 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

L. C. 21.

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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  • Grave marker– Grave marker
  • Circumstances of death registers– Circumstances of death
  • Wartime diary– Excerpt from the 24th Battalion War Diary for the day he was wounded.
  • Circumstances of death registers– Circumstances of death
  • Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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