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Lester Bruhut Achorn

In memory of:

Private Lester Bruhut Achorn

August 27, 1918


Chérisy, France

Military Service


Service Number:

818191

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 25, 1899
Riley Brook, Perth, Victoria, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

April 14, 1916
Saint John, New Brunswick

Son of Benjamin-Alexander Achorn and Isa-Blanche Donaghy.

His mother had divorced and had remarried to George-A. Gibson in 1913. She then resided in Fort Fairfield, Maine, where she died in 1947.

Lester stated being born in 1898 but it was later found that he was underage and had to stay in England until June 1918 before being sent to the front lines.

Commemorated on Page 357 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SUN QUARRY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

E. 3.

Location:

Cherisy is a village approximately 13 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south-east of the village on the north-east side of the D38 road to Hendecourt. Cherisy village was captured by the Allied 18th Division on May 3, 1917, but lost the same night; and it remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on August 27, 1918. The cemetery takes it name from a flint quarry, known to the British Army as Sun Quarry, located a short distance south-east of Cherisy. The Cemetery covers an area of 462 square metres and is enclosed by brick walls.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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