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Henri Hamel

In memory of:

Private Henri Hamel

February 28, 1917
Tranchées de La Folie, Vimy, France

Military Service


Service Number:

416901

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 24, 1893
Howick, Chateauguay, Quebec

Enlistment:

March 11, 1915
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Ovide Hamel (deceased in 1898) and Euphrasie Cliche-dit-Jeannot of Montréal, Québec. He stated being born on the 25th when he enlisted.

Brother of Private George Hamel, who died five months earlier while serving with the same unit.

Commemorated on Page 250 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. E. 2.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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