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John Lawrence Budrow Regimental Number: 625008 Regiment: Canadian Infantry/Canadian Engineers Battalion: 151st Battalion (Calgary)/2nd Tunnelling Company Regimental Number: 625008 Rank: Sapper Date of Birth: February 2, 1890 Place of Birth: Chebogue Point, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: March 1, 1916 Place of Enlistment: Camrose, Alberta Date of Enlistment: March 1, 1916 Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 Feet 8 1/2 Inches Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: (Father) Wallace Budrow; Chebogue Point, Nova Scotia John Lawrence Budrow was the son of Wallace Boudreau. He left Yarmouth at the age of 18 for Alberta during the harvest season and remained there until the time of his enlistment. As part of the 2nd Tunnelling Company he was involved in the digging of tunnels and placement of explosives under the German lines. He was killed September 4, 1917. Date of Death: September 4, 1917 Age at Death: 27 Memorial: Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 10) The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates casualties from the forces of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and United Kingdom who died in the Salient. The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. The Memorial bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. Commemorated on Page 209 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 11 and May 12 Listed on the Yarmouth Memorial as ‘Boudreau’ Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 60)
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