69749 Pte Philias Poirier, 26th Bn CEF.
Born at Matepedia, on 29 August 1890, Philias was a brakesman in Manitoba before his enlistment at St John, New Brunswick on 27 November 1914. At the time of his death, Philias was working in ‘K and L trenches' in the Kemmel sector and was killed by one of the many German rifle grenades that were harrasing the men of the 26th Bn on that particular day. He is now buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Kemmel.
2 February 1916
Research by David O'Mara