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John Francis Sias

In memory of:

Private John Francis Sias

July 6, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)


38th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of John Francis Sias, of Brooklyn, U.S.A.

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:

H. 9.


Bruay is a large village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres south-west of Bethune and 26 kilometres north-west of Arras. Leave Bruay on the N.41 heading north towards Berck. Turn right where signposts indicate Lews/Calonne Riquart. After 400 metres turn right again, sign Cimetiere Ouest. Continue up the hill past the miner memorial. The cemetery is found after one kilometre on the right hand side. The Commonwealth plot is in the far right hand corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. John Frank Sias was born in New York, NY, U.S.A.   His address at the time of enlistment was 543 Dix Av., Detroit, Michigan.  He enlisted February 29th, 1916 in the 97th Battalion (American Legion) of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in Windsor, Ontario.   In grateful memory.
  • Circumstances of death registers– Private John Francis Sias

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