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Donat Joseph Durand

In memory of:

Private Donat Joseph Durand

April 10, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

736922

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

85th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 3, 1890

Commemorated on Page 232 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GIVENCHY ROAD CANADIAN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

A. 6.

Location:

The Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery at Neuville-St Vaast is a small cemetery situated in the compound of the Vimy Memorial Park which contains the Vimy Memorial. The village of Neuville-St Vaast is in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, approximately 8 kilometres north of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The cemetery is approximately 260 metres past Canadian Cemetery No.2 following the one-way system to rejoin the avenue leading back to the main road. The cemetery contains the graves of soldiers all of whom fell on the 9th April, 1917, or on one of the four following days. The cemetery covers an area of 849 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall. The numerous groups of graves made about this time by the Canadian Corps Burial Officer were, as a rule, not named but serially lettered and numbered. This cemetery was originally called CD 1.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted of the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery located on the grounds of the Vimy Memorial Park on Vimy Ridge, just outside of Neuville-St Vaast, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery– The Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery, located on the grounds of the Vimy Memorial Park on Vimy Ridge, just outside of Neuville-St Vaast, France.(J. Stephens)

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