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Georges Simard

In memory of:

Private Georges Simard

August 28, 1918

Chérisy, France

Military Service


Service Number:

61228

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 4, 1898
Iberville, Quebec

Enlistment:

December 30, 1914
St-Jean, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Georges-Wilfrid Simard. Son of Joseph Simard and Marie-Léocadie Mailloux, of St-Jean, Québec. He attested that he was born in 1896 upon enlistment.

Commemorated on Page 500 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:

C. 21.

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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  • Grave marker
  • Newspaper clipping– La Presse September 19th 1918
  • Circumstances of death registers
  • Entrance– Sun Quarry Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Sun Quarry Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Sun Quarry Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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