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Benjamin Clifford Pierce

In memory of:

Lieutenant Benjamin Clifford Pierce

April 9, 1917

Military Service






4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information

Son of Rev. Barry Pierce (Methodist Minister) and Catherine H. Pierce, of Kingston, Ontario. B.Sc., D.L.S. and O.L.S., Graduate of Queen's University, Kingston, Ont. Enlisted October, 1915, and appointed to the 59th Bn. Drafted to France June, 1916, and transferred to the 4th C.M.R.

Commemorated on Page 309 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:

VI. E. 13.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the British Whig, a Kingston, Ontario newspaper. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Memorial at Perth and District Collegiate Institute dedicated to former students who participated in the Great War.
  • Photo of Benjamin Pierce
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England.

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