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Richard Coupland Spinks

In memory of:

Lieutenant Richard Coupland Spinks

April 10, 1917

Military Service






2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information

Son of Manly and Jenny Spinks, of Lancashire, England; husband of Mary Mildred Spinks, of 1121, Pacific St., Vancouver. Born at Liverpool, England.

Commemorated on Page 330 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. D. 6.


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 Daily Colonist of April 18, 1917. Image taken from web address of
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Daily Province April 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Medal (back)– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of RICHARD COUPLAND SPINKS– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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