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Joseph Edmond Rousseau

In memory of:

Private Joseph Edmond Rousseau

March 1, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


22nd Bn.

Additional Information


January 16, 1867
Québec (St-Roch), Quebec


December 1, 1914
St-Jean, Quebec

Baptized Alphonse-Edmond Rousseau. Son of Michel Rousseau (deceased in 1880) and Flavie Demontigny (deceased in 1888), of Québec (St-Roch). Married to Marie-Louise Massé in 1890, widowed in 1900 and father of four children in the 1901 census. Remarried to Azilda Roberge in 1904. When he enlisted, he stated being born on January 14, 1870, also stated being single and he named his sister Joséphine (wife of David Boivin) as next-of-kin. She was the caregiver of his children.

Commemorated on Page 319 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. E. 1.


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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