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Joseph Brassard

In memory of:

Sapper Joseph Brassard

March 22, 1918

Omiécourt, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Railway Troops


7th Bn.

Additional Information


August 4, 1892
Montréal (St-Charles), Québec


January 23, 1917
Renfrew, Ontario

Baptized Joseph-Wilfrid-Zélide Hébert. Son of Joseph Hébert (deceased in 1893) and Joséphine Dancause (remarried to Moïse Brassard in 1895, she died in 1916).

He previously served with the 22nd Battalion, from 24 October 1914 to 11 November 1915 (service number 61539), when he was repatriated from England and released from the military as medically unfit, due to a severe sight impairment. He stated being born on 20 May 1891 at his first enlistment and on 11 May 1892 at his second enlistment.

He died of an accident after being hit by a truck on a dark night.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

Marchelepot Brit. Cem. Mem. 70.


Roye is a commune in the Department of the Somme 40 kilometres south-east of Amiens. The ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY is south-east of the town on the side of the Noyon road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Brabant to Britton. Mircoform Sequence 13; Volume Number 131829_B016722; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 157 Page 309 of 906

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