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Cyril Lemessurier

In memory of:

Private Cyril Lemessurier

November 21, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Expeditionary Force


72nd Battalion

Additional Information


December 10, 1888


September 2, 1915
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of John Henry and Margaret Jane LeMessurier, of St. John's, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 73 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

VII. A. 2.


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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  • Photo of Cyril Lemessurier– Remebered by his niece Ellen Margaret Kirby and his family.
  • Gravemarker– Photo courtesy of Gary Nelson
  • Photo of Cyril Lemessurier– Cyril Lemessurier, born in St. John's Newfoundland, enlisted 72nd Seaforth Highlanders Vancouver, killed by shrapnel Nov 21, 1916.  Cyril is listed in the Canadian Book of Remembrance and the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance.  The family has his dog tags, medals and cap badges he collected.  The family also has the Silver Cross given to his mother, Margaret Jane Lesmessurier and the Memorial brass plaque.

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