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Jacques (James) Frank Bourque
Jacques (James) Frank Bourque 3180408 Private 1st Depot Battalion NS; (France and Belgium) 17th Reserve Battalion November 2, 1893 (on attestation paper) 1894 Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS February 18, 1918 Halifax NS Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS 23 (actual age) 5 feet, 9 inches Medium Blue Dark Brown Single Fish Business Roman Catholic Joseph L. Bourque (Father) Eel Brook, Yarmouth Co., NS April 16, 1919 December 15, 1995 (Aged 101) Sainte-Anne Parish Cemetery Jacques 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