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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Alfred Harwood

In memory of:

Private George Alfred Harwood

April 9, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:





2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


March 19, 1896

Son of Mary H. Harwood, of West Summerland, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 252 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:

VIII. C. 9.


LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 3 kilometres south of Lens and is situated on the north-western outskirts of Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of George Alfred Harwood– George's picture taken in early 1917 before joining his unit 2nd CMR on their way to Vimy Ridge.  He died on the first day of the invasion April 9, 1917.
  • Photo 2 of George Alfred Harwood– This is George with his brother Ralph in England circa Dec. 1916
  • Hat Badge– This is George's Hatbadge. 2nd CMR (Canadian Mounted Rifles)
  • SS Scandinavian– This is the SS Scandinavian which George went overseas on in August 1916
  • Photo of George's Cross circa 1917
  • Cemetery– La Chaudiere Military Cemetery - La Chaudiere Military Cemetery is located at the foot of Vimy Ridge, very near the town of Vimy, France. The cemetery is 13 kilometres north of Arras, France. May they rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Gravemarker– George's Cross circa 2002 - 85 years later.
  • Inscription– A clearer view
  • Inscription– Epitaph  (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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