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Joseph McLaren

In memory of:

Major Joseph McLaren

April 23, 1915

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)


10th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


July 18, 1882
Lochee, Dundee, Scotland


September 25, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Robert and Rachel McLaren, of Lochee, Dundee, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 26 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. G. 6.


VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km west of Ieper town centre, on the Hospitaalstraat, which is a road leading from the Poperingseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Poperinge). (* Vlamertinge is the modern spelling of Vlamertinghe) From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then straight over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the village of Vlamertinge the cemetery is located on the Hospitaalstraat, which is the second right turning after the village church. The VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY lies 50 metres along the Hospitaalstraat on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Discovered while walking in eastern cemetery.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Major Joseph McLaren
  • Photo of Joseph McLaren– Joseph McLaren's photograph from the University of St. Andrews Roll of Honour & Roll of Service 1914 ¿ 1919 (printed 1920).
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph McLaren– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Obituary
  • Newspaper Clipping– Letter published in the Renfrew Mercury for 21 May 1915 referring to the death of Major MacLaren [sic] of Brandon, Manitoba and Dundee, Scotland.
  • Obititary– Joseph McLaren's obituary from the University of St. Andrews Roll of Honour & Roll of Service 1914 & 1919 (printed 1920).
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Temporary Grave Marker– Photograph of Maj. McLaren's original grave marker in the Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery (Belgium). The image was obtained by the Brandon Daily Sun (14 August 1917, page 1) from Lt. Tubbs, Director of the Graves Regulations and Inquiries. (Source:
  • Grave Marker

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