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Joseph Lagace

In memory of:

Private Joseph Lagace

April 4, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

642701

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 15, 1883

Brother of Ben Legassie, of Sudbury, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 270 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:

VI. A. 9.

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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  • Memorial– Pte. Joseph Lagace's name was included on The Collingwood Shipbuilding Company Ltd. 1914 - 1918 Roll of Honour. The spelling of his surname used on this ROH was Lagassie. He indicated on his military attestation that he was a sailor. This company was located in Collingwood, Ontario. Source:  The Standard / Canada's Aid to the Allies and Peace Memorial.  Edited by Frederick Yorston. Published by the Montreal Standard Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal.  This large Souvenir Edition magazine included Rolls of Honour for various prominent Canadian businesses.

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