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Oliver Chenier

In memory of:

Private Oliver Chenier

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

814814

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Born:

July 20, 1895
Buckingham, Quebec

Enlistment:

March 11, 1916
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Janvier Chenier of Buckingham, Quebec.

Brother of Private Wilfred Chenier, who died the same day while serving in the same unit. The brothers are buried side by side at Caberet-Rouge British Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 215 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XII. E. 16.

Location:

Souchez is a village in the Department of the Pas-De-Calais, 3.5 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune. It lies in the valley of the Souchez river, between the Lorette Bridge to the west and Vimy Ridge to the east. The CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1.5 kilometres south of the village on the west side of the D937 Arras-Bethune Road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • War Memorial– 139th Battalion (Northumberland County) War Memorial plaque, 1919.   130 
names of men who originally enlisted with this Ontario unit.  On display at 
the Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario.  Also shown - 
Cobourg (Ontario) War Memorial at Victoria Park.
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  • Gravemarker– The graves of Olivier and Wilfred Chenier, brothers killed on the same day, 9 April, 1917 at Vimy, are side by side in Cabaret Rouge cemetery.
  • Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery– A panoramic view of the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, located approximately 6 kilometres from the Vimy Memorial, just outside of Souchez, France. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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