Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Eugène Perry

In memory of:

Private Eugène Perry

April 11, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

416008

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 1, 1896
Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

February 27, 1916
Bramshott, United Kingdom

Son of Germain Poirier and Caroline Barrieau of Bouctouche, Kent, New-Brunswick. Eugène Poirier served as Eugene Perry.

He enrolled in the 64th Battalion in Sussex, New-Brunswick, on September 25, 1915 with service number 470620. He was transferred to the 41st Battalion in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 16, 1915. He departed overseas on October 18, 1915 and was re-enlisted in Bramshott, England, on February 17, 1916, with service number 416008.

Commemorated on Page 603 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. C. 7.

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 – Private Eugène Perry is also commemorated at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, located at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Private Eugène Perry is also commemorated at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, located at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel – Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), Lib.) about the 23 soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force  who ¿were lawfully executed for military offences such as desertion and, in one case, cowardice¿ announcing that ¿the names of these 23 volunteers will be entered into The First World War Book of Remembrance along with those of their colleagues. Adding the names of these citizen soldiers to the pages of this sacred book, which lies in the Memorial Chamber not far from here, will be a fair and just testament to their service, their sacrifice and our gratitude forevermore.¿  Part 1
  • Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel – Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), Lib.) Part 2.  Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Roy Bailey – Statement by Mr. Roy Bailey (Souris¿Moose Mountain, Canadian Alliance). Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Louis Plamondon – Statement by Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour, BQ) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Peter Stoffer – Statement by Mr. Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Musquodoboit Valley-Eastern Shore, NDP) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mrs. Elsie Wayne – Statement by Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, PC/DR) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Attestation Papers – Source: Library and Archives Canada.
  • Attestation Papers – Source: Library and Archives Canada.

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