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The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

Profiles of the Fallen

Charles Emmanuel Rochereau de la Sablire
Rank and Honours: Lieutenant
  Croix de Guerre
  Médaille Militaire (posthumously)
  Silver Star with Bronze Palm
  Mentioned in Divisional and Army Citations
Unit(s): 140th French Infantry, 144th Regiment, St. Cyr Military Academy
  31st Chasseurs à Pied – ‘The Blue Devils’ (Chasseurs-à-pied)
Next of Kin / Parents: Next of Kin / Parents: Charles Rochereau de la Sablière (father)
Date of Birth: 2 January 1894
Enlisted: 14 August, 1914
Date of Death (& Place): 31 October, 1918 killed in action in France
  Age: 24
Burial Information: Battlefield at place of action, Orfeuil; subsequently the family vault at Montmartre, Paris
Further Personal Information: CHARLES EMMANUEL ROCHEREAU DE LA SABLIÈRE Jan. 2, 1894 – Oct. 3, 1918
  Aspirant, Thirty-first Chasseurs, French Army
  Son of Charles Rochereau de la Sabilière; b. Toronto; ed. St. Ignace College, Paris, France, Ste. Marie College, Montreal College, St. Michael’s College, Toronto; Collège de Bollengo, Italy; University College 1912-13; Gendron Mfg. Co., Toronto; Assistant to the French and Belgian Consul.
  He left Canada for France on August 8th, 1914, and joined the 140th French Infantry Regiment. He was later promoted to Corporal in the 144th Regiment. He served in the autumn of 1915 at Souain on the Champagne front. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his service here; also the Silver Star and Bronze Palm, and was mentioned in Divisional and Army Citations. In 1916 he took part in the defence of Verdun at Fort de Tavannes. After returning to Canada on a short leave in the spring of 1917, he rejoined his unit, and served in the attack on the Chemin des Dames and the capture of Forts Malmaison and Pinon. In February 1918 he entered an Officer’s training course at St. Cyr, and upon qualifying was appointed to the famous 31st part in the advance under General Gouraud on the Champagne front. On October 1st he was badly gassed but refused to report. Two days later he was advancing along a narrow track railway near Orfeuil under heavy fire. After warning his men he was instantly killed by a shell. His body was found later and buried at Orfeuil pending removal to the family vault at Montmartre, Paris. After his death it was announced that the Médaille Militaire had been awarded to him as falling in action.
  Source: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921, Page 120
Details have been corroborated / verified from the following sources/links:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission