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John Alexander Cardinal

In memory of:

Driver John Alexander Cardinal

September 5, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Field Artillery


1st Div. Ammunition Col.

Additional Information


November 8, 1894

Commemorated on Page 380 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:

VI. F. 13.


Ecoust-St-Mein is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, between Arras, Cambrai and Bapaume. The H.A.C. Cemetery is about 800 metres south of the village on the west side of the D956 road to Beugenatre.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Canavan to Caswell. Microform Sequence 18; Volume Number 31829_B016727. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 162.  Page 157 of 1004.
  • Memorial Plaque– Clyde Memorial Park in Lanark, Ontario.
  • War Diary– Seven men were killed when a shell dropped during the evening of September 5th, 1918 in the lines of the 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column.  All were buried the following day on September 6th.  Original War Diary entry.

The men killed were:  Dvr. Joseph Audette, 40768; Dvr. John Alexander Cardinal, 345126; Dvr. John Cliffe, 92915; Dvr. Reginald Frank Davey, 304113; Corporal Eaton Andrew Kitching, 86113; Dvr. David Simpson, 42740; and Dvr. Harold Alphonse Smith, 349023.

A letter detailing these events can be found on the record for Dvr. Harold Alphonse Smith (Canadian Virtual Memorial).
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy
Wilf Schofield, England

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