Eugène Poirier
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Eugène Poirier (1896 - 1917)

Eugène Poirier aka Perry
Born in Bouctouche, Kent, New Brunswickmap
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Died at age 21 in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Jul 2012
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"Eugene Perry was born in Boutouche (New Brunswick) on 1 April 1896.

Perry enlisted in the 41st Battalion in October 1915. After arriving in England, Perry was sent a part of a reinforcement of the 22nd (French-Canadian) Battalion in Belgium. Perry fought with the Battalion at the Somme and moved with the unit to the Vimy area.

During the afternoon of 2 April 1917, Perry was warned for duty in the front-line trenches. However, Perry soon vanished. He was eventually arrested some 7 hours later at a village, located approximately 20 miles behind the front lines. At his court-martial Perry was found guilty of desertion and sentenced to death.

On 11 April 1917 (2 days after the Vimy Ridge attack), Perry was executed by firing squad. His remains are located in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Plot VI, Row C, Grave 7."[1]

He was posthumously pardoned by the British government in 2016.[2]


  1. The 25 Canadians
  2. CBC Radio: Rehabilitation of an Acadian soldier, August 16, 2006

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