CEF Soldier Detail

Private Benoit Joseph Melanson
Died: August 9, 1918

Regimental Number:
733556
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
25th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Grosses Coques, Digby County, Nova Scotia
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
John C Melanson (Father), Grosses Coques, Digby County, Nova Scotia
Address at Enlistment:
Grosses Coques, Digby County, Nova Scotia
Date of Birth:
March 21, 1898
Trade or Calling:
Sailor
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Date of Enlistment:
December 21, 1915
Age at enlistment:
17
Height:
5 Feet 9 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died in War, unknown cause
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
August 9, 1918
Age at Death:
20
Buried at:
Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, France
Plot:
V. D. 8.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6102 - 63
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 25th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 112th Battalion

Son of John C. and Aimee Bourneuf Melanson, of Grosses Coques, Digby Co., Nova Scotia.

Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 112th Battalion.