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Joseph Poirier

In memory of:

Private Joseph Poirier

September 29, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

892009

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 16, 1898
Campbellton, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

February 22, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Commemorated on Page 486 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 4.

Location:

Haynecourt is a village in the Department of the Nord approximately 6 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 1 kilometre north of the main Arras to Cambrai road (D939). On the D939 between the villages of Marquion and Raillencourt the HAYNECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is signposted at the intersection of the D939 and the D16E Bourlon to Haynecourt road. Following signposts the road should be followed towards Haynecourt, then to the left after another 100 meters. This road leads into Haynecourt and the cemetery is to be found just outside the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Joseph Poirier– Private Joseph Poirier enlisted in the CEF on February 22, 1916, twenty days after his older brother, Private Philias Poirier, was killed in action in France.  Joseph fought with the 8th Battalion and was wounded in action.  He recovered and was later killed in action just six weeks before the end of the war.

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