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VC1022    Jean Brillant

Name   Jean Brillant   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1022   Awards   VC     DSC

Regiment   Canadian Expeditionary Force, 22nd Battalion, Quebec (Canadien Francais) Regiment



Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Assametquaghan, Matapadia County, Quebec, Canada

Place Of Death   Near Meharicourt, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, 10 miles east of Amiens, Somme, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 6A, Row B, Grave 20

Gazetted   27 November 1918

VC Presented   16 December 1918 by Governor-General of Canada, Duke of Devonshire at Rimouskie, Quebec, Canada to his father


P  Headstone, Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Fouilloy, 10 miles east of Amiens, Somme, France

Named on Rimouski War Memorial, Quebec, Canada

P  Bust, The Citadel, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Commemoration Paving Stone, National Memorial, Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Brillant Street, Rimouski, Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada

P  Parc Jean-Brillant & Rue Jean Brillant, C⌠te-des-Neiges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

By The Way…

During his time in the trenches, he suffered from Trench Fever which was a Bacteria Infection,caught from the Body Louse.

VC Held By

Royal 22e Regimental Museum, La Citadel, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada



VC 1021 VC 1023
VC 1021
VC 1023

BORN   15 March 1890

DIED   8 August 1918  AGE   28

VC Won   8-9 August 1918   AGE 28  

Place VC Won   Near Meharicourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War