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George Hamel

In memory of:

Private George Hamel

October 3, 1916
Contay, France

Military Service


Service Number:

417458

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 8, 1896
Howick, Chateauguay, Quebec

Enlistment:

May 21, 1915
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Ovide Hamel (deceased in 1898) and Euphrasie Cliche-dit-Jeannot of Montréal, Québec. He stated being born on the 9th when he enlisted.

Brother of Private Henri Hamel, who died while serving in the same unit.

Commemorated on Page 97 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

I. F. 24.

Location:

Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers

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