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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Christian Joseph Thomas André Duchesne

In memory of:

Master Corporal Christian Joseph Thomas André Duchesne

August 22, 2007


Military Service






5e Ambulance de Campagne


Sacrifice Medal (Posthumous)

Additional Information


September 24, 1972
Montreal, Quebec


September 16, 1993
Montreal, Quebec

Husband of Gina Bourque. Father of Camille, Ariane and Justine Duchesne.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

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  • Memorial
  • Group Photo
  • Memorial– Tree in honour of Christian Duchesne at Petewawa, Ontario.
  • Group Photo
  • Plaque– This was the laser engraved granite plaque that we designed to mark the unfortunate passing of Cpl Duchesne.  

It was originally displayed at the Kandahar Cenotaph from the date of his passing - and was repatriated to Canada in 2014.  

Today, it can be seen at the Afghanistan War Memorial located at National Defence Headquarters in Kanata, On.  

Rod A. McLeod, Designer
  • Group Photo– Always thinking of you especially on Remembrance Day mon ami.
  • Photo of Christian Duchesne– MCpl Christian Duchesne was killed on 22 August, 2007 after the vehicle he was traveling in, a LAV III, struck a suspected mine. The incident occurred at 6:19 am Kandahar time, approximately 50 km West of Kandahar City during Operation EAGLE EYE, a joint Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) and ISAF operation aimed at further stabilizing the District of Zharey. MCpl Duchesne was a member of 5e Ambulance de campagne, based in Valcartier, Québec. Photo credit : Cpl Martin Long, Section d'imagerie Garnison Valcartier.

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