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Eric Merrill Des Brisay

In memory of:

Signalman Eric Merrill Des Brisay

August 3, 1916

Lens, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Signal Corps


2nd Can. Div. Signal Coy.

Additional Information


March 26, 1893
Mission City, British Columbia


March 23, 1915
Montreal, Québec

Son of Merrill Des Brisay and E. Allardyce Des Brisay, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 77 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XV. M. 34.


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: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 931 of 1036. Originally buried in Henin-Lietard-Darcy Cemetery, 5 ¼ miles East South East of Lens, France.
  • Honor Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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