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Joseph-Alexandre de Fourcet
Birth: Feb. 26, 1734
Death: May 12, 1760

French Army Officer. Hero of the Seven Years War in America and Knight of the Royal and Military Order of Saint-Louis. Born in Beaumont, in the region of Guyenne, in France, his father bought him an ensign commission on June 14, 1747; then he was discharged on March 6, 1749. A few years older, he reenlisted as a Second Lieutenant on April 30, 1751 and Lieutenant the next September. On his arrival in News-France, he belonged to the company of the Knight of Mauran. He finally obtained the Captaincy of a riflemen company of fusiliers in the Regiment of La Sarre on July 25, 1758, thanks to his valiancy at the Battle of Carillon, where he was wounded. He recovered from that wound, but at the Battle of Sainte-Foy, he was this time mortally wounded. He died two weeks later, but not without having fought for his life. He is buried in the cemetery of the General Hospital of Quebec from which a part, called "Cemetery of the Heroes", became in 2001 the Memorial of the War of Seven-Years. (bio by: Guy Gagnon) 
 
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Seven Years War Memorial
Quebec
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
Record added: Apr 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7400366
Joseph-Alexandre de Fourcet
Added by: Guy Gagnon
 
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Added by: Guy Gagnon
 
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- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 30, 2013
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 11, 2012
I light a candle for Joseph-Alexandre de Fourcet ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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