Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Albert Edward Bright

In memory of
Lieutenant
Albert Edward Bright
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Field Artillery
Division:
5th Bde.

Additional Information:

Commemorated on Page 207 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
VI. C. 8.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Obituary – From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Article appearing in the Toronto Star on May 7th, 1917.  Describes the heroism and the death of Lt. Albert Edward Bright at Vimy Ridge.
  • Honour Roll – WWI Roll of Service includes names of all the members of the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church who served in the war.  55 men died as a result of their war service.
  • Commemorative Plaque – WWI Memorial Plaque located in the Victoria-Royce Presbyterian Church (est. 1885), 190 Medland St., Toronto, ON.
  • Newspaper Clipping (2) – Pte. Albert Edward Bright is mentioned in this article about his brother.
  • Commemorative Plaque – Humberside Collegiate Institute, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Photo of Albert Bright – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Albert Bright – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • The Soldiers' Tower – The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Their names are carved on the Memorial Screen.  Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Grave Marker – Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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