Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Albert Leon Cleverdon

In memory of
Private
Albert Leon Cleverdon
January 3, 1918

Military Service:

Service Number:
766162
Age:
29
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Pioneers
Division:
123rd Canadian Pioneer Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
January 20, 1888

Son of Robert and Kate Cleverdon, of 36, Malvern Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Brother of Ernest Norton Cleverdon who died on February 18, 1919 while serving with the Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 386 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY ; Nord, France
Grave Reference:
II. N. 5.
Location:
Maroc is a cemetery located in the village of Grenay which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Bethune. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune. After Loos-en-Gohelle turn left (after the petrol station) and follow straight on. The MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY is a few kilometres on the right side of the road, in the village. The Cemetery was begun by French troops in August, 1915, but it was first used as a British Cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January, 1916. During the greater part of the War it was a front-line cemetery, protected from enemy observation by a slight rise in the ground, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances. Plot II was begun in April, 1917, by the 46th (North Midland) Division. By the middle of October, 1918, Plot III, Row A and part of Row B, had been filled; and the remainder of Plot III and the ends of certain rows in Plot I contain the remains of soldiers buried on the battlefields, or in small cemeteries, North and East of Grenay, and brought in after the Armistice. The 8th Canadian Battalion erected a wooden memorial in the cemetery to their officers and men who fell in the Battle of Hill 70 (East of Loos) on the 15th August, 1917.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • News Paper Clipping – Article
  • Identity Disc – Fibre Identification Disc of 766162 Pte A.L. Cleverdon, 123 Pioneer Battalion, CEF.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Pte. Albert Cleverdon's brother, Pte. Ernest Norton Cleverdon, died in early 1919.  In honoured memory of the Cleverdon brothers.

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