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Adélard Boivin

In memory of:

Private Adélard Boivin

August 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

61905

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 21, 1896
St-Placide-de-Charlevoix, Québec

Son of Hildebert Boivin and Marie Audet-dit-Lapointe of St-Eugène-d’Argentenay, Mistassini, Lac-St-Jean, Québec.

His brother Ernest (Service Number 672764) also served with the 22nd Battalion; he was severely wounded to a leg the same day in Chérisy, spent 16 months in hospital and was left with permanent disabilities.

Commemorated on Page 370 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SUN QUARRY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

D. 6.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Adélard Boivin
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source:  Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Blampie to Booth; Mircoform Sequence 11; Volume Number 131829_B016720; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 155 Page 421 of 762
  • Grave Marker– Sun Quarry Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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