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Wilfred Chenier

In memory of:

Private Wilfred Chenier

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

814813

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Son of Janvier Chenier, of Buckingham, Quebec.

Brother of Oliver Chenier who died on April 9, 1917 while serving with the Royal Canadian Regiment. 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. 15.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Catchpole to Chignell. Microform Sequence 19; Volume Number 31829_B016728. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 165. Page 871 of 958.
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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.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Gravemarker– Wilfred and Olivier Chenier, brothers killed on the same day, 9 April, 1917 at Vimy, are buried side by side at 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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