Evelyn in Montreal | Some Dunns of Fox River Who Perished during WWI
“My grandmother Josephine (CLOUTIER) BOIS had 3 cousins that were in the first world war. Two died in/around Vimy Ridge, Belgium. I would like to know any information about them such as their regiment, where they are buried at and any information about them. They are Adollard Dunn & Eucariste Dunn & Odilon Dunn. The mother was Marie Cloutier married Jean-Baptiste Dunn. I am going to visit their graves in Belgium in April. If you know any thing about them I would appreciate it.“
I think it is admirable that you are taking the trouble to visit your relatives’ graves in Belgium. As the years continue to pass I thought that these graves, and what they commemorate, might begin to be forgotten, but it seems that more and more people continue to visit them and honour our war dead. For what concerns your question, today I can point you to information about one of your ancestors – Adelard Dunn
When researching Canadian soldiers of WWI, the first place to visit is: Soldiers of the First World War - CEF – www.collectionscanada.ca where you will find the attestation papers that were filled by new recruits. The full-sized version of these forms are a great resource for family historians because they include such details as the recruit’s home address, occupation, religion and physical details. You will find one of your ancestors under the name of Adelard Dunn.
If you are trying to find the burial place of a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who passed away in Europe during WWI. then you will want to consult The Canadian Virtual War Memorial. I found an entry for your Adelard Dunn, and if you view this form you’ll find date of his death, his military information and medals and other information including what you are seeking, the exact place of burial right down the plot number! You will also find a link to a beautifully work of calligraphy that honours the war dead and which include Adelard Dunn’s name.
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Links to the CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY STUDY GROUP
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