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The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

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John Stanley Reaume
Rank and Honours: Private (1st Contingent), Sergeant (13th Battalion)
  Lieutenant (5th Royal Scots)
Unit(s): 1st Contingent, 13th Battalion (Quebec Regiment)
  5th Royal Scots, Machine-gun section, 241st Battalion
Next of Kin / Parents: The Honourable Dr. Joseph O. Réaume (father), Windsor, Ontario
  Catharine Réaume (mother), 305 Victoria Ave.
Date of Birth: 10 October, 1983
Enlisted: Sep-14
Date of Death (& Place): 1st October, 1918, killed in action at Sancourt
Age: 25
Burial Information: Buried at the 'Canada' cemetery (Tilloy-les-Cambrai), Nord, France
  Tilloy-les-Cambrai is a village on the north-western outskirts of the town of Cambrai and a little east of the road to Douai. The cemetery lies 200 metres away at the end of the side of the road leading from a bridge over the motorway that crosses the D49 Tilloy-les-Cambrai road.
  Tilloy was captured by the Canadian Corps about the 1st October, 1918 in the face of strong opposition, and the cemetery was made by their burial officer on the 13th October. It is enclosed by a brick wall and sheltered from the road by a row of willows.
Further Personal Information: JOHN STANLEY RÉAUME Oct. 10, 1893 - Oct. 1, 1918
  Lieutenant, Thirteenth Battalion.
  Son of the Hon. Joseph O. Réaume; b. Windsor; ed. St. Alphonsus School, Windsor; St. Michael's College; University College 1912-13; Medicine 1913-14; Chi Delta Psi (Psi Upsilon); Varsity First Rugby team; Argonaut Rugby teams; Corps of Guides.
  He enlisted in September 1914 in the 13th Battalion, Machine Gun Section, in which he was later promoted Sergeant. Reaching France in February 1915 he served through the battles of Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy. He received his commission in June 1916, returned to Canada and was appointed to the 241st Battalion at the front, and served through the battle of Passchendaele of that year. In 1918 after going through the battles of Amiens and Arras he was instantly killed at Sancourt before Cambrai. Buried at the 'Canada' Cemetery near Cambrai.
  Source: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921, Page 117
  Photo by 'The Varsity Magazine' published by the 'S.A.C.' 1916.
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  View Football Notice
  Veterans Affairs Canada, MIA report as of 6th Oct. 1918, Toronto Star, 11 October 1918, see picture
  Veterans Affairs Canada Obituary, Toronto Star, 17th Oct. 1918
  See pictures in 'Award, SMC Year Book 1921, page 108'
Details have been verified from the following sources:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission