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Francis Mckider Shirriff

In memory of:

Lieutenant Francis Mckider Shirriff

April 9, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)


25th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information

Son of David and Christina Shirriff, of 1526, McTavish Avenue, Brandon, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 325 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 16.


Thelus is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, west of the N17 Arras-Lens main road and 6.5 kilometres north of Arras. Thelus Military Cemetery is approximately 300 metres west of the N17, located in the open country, about 50 metres north of Thelus village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of FRANCIS MCKIDER SHIRRIFF– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death registers– Lieutenant Francis McKider Shirriff
  • Photo of Francis Shirriff– Lt. Francis McKider Shirriff, December 1916
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at the Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer/J. Stephens 2010)
  • Thelus Military Cemetery– The Thelus Military Cemetery located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, just outside of Thelus, France. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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