Fonds F001 - Fonds Ovide Vincent

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Fonds Ovide Vincent

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
  • Variations in title: Previously known as Fonds Yvette V

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CA SHC F001

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  • [1916], [200-?] (Creation)

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2 textual records

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(1896-1917)

Biographical history

Ovide Vincent was born, probably in the Coaticook area, on 11 May 1896 to Jean-Baptiste Vincent and Della Malouin. With the outbreak of World War I, Vincent enrolled with the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion in March 1916. Following deployment to England, the members of the 117th Battalion was reallocated to other battalions and Vincent served with the 22nd Battalion. He was killed in action during the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 1 April 1917.

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The letter was passed from Odilon Véronneau to his son, Raymond. Yvette Véronneau Béland, sister of Raymond, acquired the letter following her brother's death.

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Fonds presents the experience of Ovide Vincent during his training at Camp Valcartier with the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion in 1916. It consists of a letter written by Ovide Vincent to Odilon Véronneau and a note of explanation by Yvette Véronneau Béland.

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Fonds donated by Yvette Véronneau Béland.

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  • French

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  • English
  • French

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