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Moïse Godin

In memory of:

Private Moïse Godin

September 23, 1915
Vierstraat, Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

61042

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

22nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 29, 1897
Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Mauricie, Quebec

Enlistment:

February 27, 1915
St-Jean, Quebec

Son of Philippe Godin and Rébecca Côté, of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Mauricie, Québec.

The battalion had just arrived at the front and was only in its third day in the trenches when Moïse peeked over the parapet and was hit by a sniper.

Three years later, on 8 August 1918, his brother Rosaire also died in action.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. A. 18.

Location:

LA LAITERIE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 7 Km south of Ieper town centre on the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg made prominent by a level crossing. The cemetery is located on the right hand side of the road, 5 km after joining the Kemmelseweg.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Biography– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MOISE GODIN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Tombstone
  • Circumstances of death registers– Circumstances of death registers

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