Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Vincent Robert Alexander Crombie

In memory of
Lieutenant
Vincent Robert Alexander Crombie
October 26, 1918

Military Service:

Age:
21
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
19th Battalion
Honours and Awards:
Military Cross

Additional Information:

Son of Robert John Bradshaw Crombie and Susan Parker Crombie, of Toronto, Ontario.

He enlisted in October of 1914 and arrived in France in September of 1915.

He was wounded at the Somme Front in September of 1916.

On October 11, 1918, he was wounded in an action for which he was awarded the Military Cross and later died of wounds on October 26, 1918.

Commemorated on Page 391 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
XLVIII. A. 7.
Location:
Etaples is a town about 27 kilometres south of Boulogne. The Etaples Military Cemetery is to the north of the town, on the west side of the road to Boulogne.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of  Vincent Robert Alexander Crombie – Lieutenant Vincent Robert Alexander Crombie, MC attended St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario, from 1913-1914.  This picture is from the St. Andrew's College Review, Memorial Number, June 1919.
  • Family Monument – Vincent R. A. Crombie is remembered on the family monument located in St. James Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto. Photographed May 2003.
  • Detail of monument inscription.
  • World War I memorial tablet – World War One memorial tablet set in the chancel screen at St. Paul's (Anglican),  Toronto, Ontario.  The screen is in three sections, with the two outside sections displaying the tablets.  The chancel screen includes statues of twelve historic figures including Admiral Earl Beatty, King George V, Earl Kitchener, Marshal Foch, Earl Haig, and Lord Byng of Vimy.  The screen was the work of Messrs. J. Wippell & Co., of Exeter, England.

The great chancel war memorial windows are located above. These are inscribed:   "To the Greater Glory of God and in Everlasting Remembrance of the Men of St. Paul's Parish who gave their lives in Defence of Justice, Liberty and Truth, A.D. 1914-1919."  They were unveiled in 1921 by the Governor-General of Canada, Baron Byng of Vimy.  Another World War One memorial window in honour of the men named on the tablets is located on the east wall of the Nave.  The panels include fragments of glass from 70 buildings in the war zones.  It was unveiled by Baron Byng of Vimy in 1922.  Both windows were manufactured by Robert McCausland Ltd. of Toronto
  • Inscription – World War One memorial tablet, St. Paul's (Anglican), Bloor St. East, Toronto, Ontario.  One of two memorial tablets set within a spectacular carved alabaster chancel screen.  Erected in memory of the men of St. Paul's who died during the first World War and unveiled in March 1926.   Each alabaster tablet incorporates mosaic work depicting kneeling angels holding a laurel wreath and a torch.  Seventy-six names in total were listed by date of death.   Inscribed:  'IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE', and from The Very Reverend Cyril Alington:   'And us they trusted. We the task inherit / The unfinished task for which their lives were spent / But leaving us a portion of their spirit / They gave their witness and they died content.'
  • Letter

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