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Lucien Larue

In memory of:

Private Lucien Larue

June 24, 1900


Cape Town, South Africa

Military Service


Service Number:

7818

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Enlistment:

October 24, 1899
Quebec, Quebec

Son of Dr. Léonidas LaRue of Québec Quebec. Formerly served with the 87th Quebec Battery. This is the homage paid to the late Lucien LaRue by the Quebec Chronicle: "Private Lucien LaRue, of this city, who was wounded at Paardeberg, and who we are told has now died of typhoid fever, gave his life for his country and his Queen, just as absolutely as if he had died on the battlefield. His name is worthy of being included among those of the nation's heros, because he answered the call to arms, did his duty as a soldier, and died in uniform.

Commemorated on Page 22 of the South African War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MAITLAND GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE (GOODWOOD, CAPE TOWN)
South Africa

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

From city centre, take the N1 travelling north, turn right at the Goodwood/Milnerton off ramp - Vanguard Drive - (M7 / N7) (there is a mountain on the right). Turn right at Voortrekker Road, The cemetery is on the left. Go into gate 3 and the Garden of Remembrance is near the railway tracks in the south/centre (or enter via gate 1).

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  • Photo of LUCIEN LARUE– Lucien LaRue (standing, right) picutred with another unidentified soldier in a carte de visite photograph taken in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa c. 1900. The reverse is inscribedin French: "Lucien La Rue, mort en Afrique Sud le 24 Juin 1900."

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