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Name: Ernest Jule Bourque Service No. 1664386 Rank: Private First Class Service: US Army, 303rd Field Artillery Regiment, “A” Battery Date of Birth: April 27, 1895 Place of Birth: Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of US Draft Registration: October 2, 1917 Age: 22 Place of US Draft Registration: Lewiston, ME, USA Address at of Registration: 18 Pine, Lewiston, ME, USA Trade: Plumber (employed with John J Hartley in Lewiston, ME, USA) The Maine Veterans Cemetery Records confirm that Ernest Bourque served overseas July 16, 1918 until April 26, 1919 and that his service included engagement in the Toul Sector. The Americans referred to the area around Toul, France as the Toul Sector. Two large operations were launched from this area: the St. Mihiel Offensive and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, both in September 1918. He survived the First World War and was discharged May 1, 1919 and returned to Lewiston, Maine. He was married to Margaret M. Murphy, born 1892, and they had two children, Margaret, born 1930, and Jerry, born 1932. Ernest Bourque died at the age of 39, on April 10, 1934 at 42 Androscoggin Ave in Lewiston. His wife, Margaret M. Bourque lived to the age of 86 and died in Lowell, Massachusetts, on November 11, 1977. The family are all interred at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lewiston, Androsoggin Co., ME.
Ernest Jule Bourque
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