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Pierre Paul Desjardins

In memory of:

Private Pierre Paul Desjardins

June 9, 1918

Arras, France

Military Service


Service Number:

856406

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 14, 1893
Terrebonne, Québec

Enlistment:

May 5, 1916
Victoriaville, Québec

Son of Pierre Desjardins and Joséphine Lefebvre, of Terrebonne, Québec.

At Neuville-Vitasse, on 8 June 1918, during a daring enemy raid on the battalion’s front lines, he was severely wounded to the legs and a wrist by shrapnel. He was evacuated to the 2/1st London Field Ambulance, then located in Arras, where he died the next day.

Commemorated on Page 397 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 7.

Location:

Wanquetin is a village approximately 12 kilometres west of Arras and approximately 6 kilometres north of Beaumetz. WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION lies to the north-east of the village on the road to Warlus (D.59).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 953 of 1036.
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