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Marie-Joseph Toussaint de Carnay
Birth: Jan. 3, 1715
Death: May 9, 1760

French officer and hero of the Seven Years War in America. Viscount of Trécesson and knight of the Royal and Military Order of Saint-Louis. Born on January 3, 1715 in the Breton castle of Kergariou (France). He began his military career as a cadet in Metz, on June 10, 1729. He was made lieutenant on March 25, 1733; captain on April 28, 1741, then captain of a grenadiers company on February 25, 1756. On October 10 of the same year, he was given the command of the 3rd Battalion of the Regiment of Berry. In October 1758, he obtained the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Having already been wounded in the head at the time of the War for the Succession in Austria, he was again wounded from gun shots received close to the walls of Québec while he was pursuing the English troops in rout trying to take refuge inside the walls of the city, on April 28, 1760. He died from these wounds on May 9, 1760. He had received the Cross of Saint-Louis on November 10, 1749. 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 Seven Years War. (bio by: Guy Gagnon) 
Seven Years War Memorial
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
Plot: "1760" Section
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Guy Gagnon
Record added: May 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7412471
Marie-Joseph Toussaint de Carnay
Added by: Guy Gagnon
Marie-Joseph Toussaint de Carnay
Added by: Guy Gagnon
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