Jacques (James) Frank Bourque3180408Private1st Depot Battalion NS; (France and Belgium)17th Reserve BattalionNovember 2, 1893 (on attestation paper) 1894Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NSFebruary 18, 1918Halifax NSEel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS23 (actual age)5 feet, 9 inchesMediumBlueDark BrownSingleFish BusinessRoman CatholicJoseph L. Bourque (Father) Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NSApril 16, 1919December 15, 1995 (Aged 101)Sainte-Anne Parish CemeteryJacques was the son of Joseph L Bourque and Octavie Bourque of Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS. Private Bourque enlisted with the 1st Depot Battalion, Nova Scotia Regiment on February 18, 1918. While training in Amherst, NS he was hospitalized for influenza between March 11, 1918 and March 17, 1918. He went overseas, embarking Halifax on April 7, 1918 and arriving in the United Kingdom on April 19, 1918. He was assigned to the 17th Reserve Battalion at Bramshott Camp on April 24, 1918. He served in England and crossed to France on August 2, 1918. He served both in France and Belgium. He returned to England on December 28, 1918 and was assigned to the Witley Camp. He returned to Canada on April 1, 1919 embarking at Liverpool, England. He was discharged at Halifax on April 16, 1919.
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First World War veteran dies at 101. BOURQUE, James Frank (Jacques) - 101, Nakile Home for Special Care, Glenwood, Yarmouth Co., died December 15, 1995, in the home. Born in Ste. Anne-du-Ruisseau, Yarmouth Co., he was a son of the late Joseph and Octavie Bourque. He was a carpenter. He was a veteran of the First World war, serving in France with the Canadian Infantry Expeditionary forces and was wounded three times. Surviving are sons, Cecil, Surettes Island; Joseph, Montreal; daughter, Mrs. Jean Pothier, Abrams River; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Mary Jane Moulaison; brother, Leo; sisters, Adele, Emilie. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. today and Sunday, prayers 8 p.m. Sunday, all in H.M. Huskilson's Funeral Home, Yarmouth. Funeral 10 a.m. Monday in Ste. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Emery Brien CSC officiating. Burial in parish cemetery. Donations to Ste. Anne's Church or Nakile Home Ladies Auxiliary.The Chronicle-Herald/The Mail-Star Published: 12/16/95