Died: Sep 30,1916
Contay British Cemetery, France
Jacques Joseph Baptiste ‘Jean’ Ferrato ‘Ferrat’ was born April 4, 1880 at Sanfront Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy. Following his fathers’ early death in 1880, the family moved to Marseilles, France. Married in July 1905, Ferrat brought his young family to the United States of America in 1910 before moving to Canada in 1914. A machinist by trade, Ferrat lived at Morinville, Alberta before enlisting at Edmonton, Alberta January 6, 1915. Overseas in June 1915, Ferrat served as a Private as a Canadian Expeditionary Force attached to the 49th Battalion (Edmonton Regiment) during the First World War. Landing at Cologne, France in October 1915 with the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, the 49th fought against German forces at the Battle of Morval in late September 1916. On September 30, 1916, Private Jean Ferrat died of shrapnel wounds to his chest after coming under attack by the German 1st Army who held the village of Morval, Pas de Calais, France. Ferrat is commemorated at Contay British Cemetery, Somme, Picardie, France and on a commemorative lamp post banner in Morinville, Alberta. Son of Augustin and Domenica (nee Peretti) Ferrat; half-brother of Marie Ferrat; husband of Marguerite Marie (nee Reinaudo) Ferrat and father of Armande Valentine Dominique Ferrat of Morinville, Alberta; he was 36 years old. Citation(s): 1914-1915 Star "At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them."