100 years ago: John Henry Maracle died
Posted by Amanda Hill under 1910s
, war dead
, World War I
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On this day in 1917, John Henry Maracle
was killed by an enemy rifle bullet while cleaning his own rifle at the front line near Vimy, France. He had joined the 44th Battalion at the front line one month earlier, on December 12th, 1916.
The war diary for the days leading up to Maracle’s death show that deaths at the front line were a daily occurrence for the battalion.
John was buried in the Villers Station
cemetery. He is remembered on the Deseronto war memorial. His widow, Harriet, died on February 3rd, 1918.