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Gerald Galt

In memory of:

Lieutenant Gerald Galt

December 25, 1916

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

3rd Tunnelling Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

October 12, 1887
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 21, 1916
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of the Hon. Mr. Justice Galt and Mrs. Galt, of 219, Montrose St., Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 89 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY
Belgium

Grave Reference:

C. 22.

Location:

HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY is located 12.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on the Rijselseweg (N365), a road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery lies 12.5 Km along the N365 after passing through the settlements of Wijtschate and Mesen. The HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKS) CEMETERY is located on the left hand side of the road and opposite the prominent Ploegsteert Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Register Book– PLUGSTREET MEMORY
  • Photo of Gerald Galt– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lt. Gerald Galt enlisted in Ottawa on June 21 1916.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Very close ties
  • Grave Marker
  • Grave Marker
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; submitted by K. Parks, Alumni Affairs.
  • Register Book– Register Hyde Park Corner Cemetery
  • Ceremony– Remembering Gerald Galt: « Our Duty to Remember guided us in sponsoring this soldier who gave his life for our freedom. Along with fellow soldiers, he crossed the Atlantic Ocean to assist our tired people. We wish to honour his memory to prevent his service from being forgotten. Through him, we also honour all these men and women from various countries who made the ultimate sacrifice. Our tribute is very little compared to their sacrifices. »
  • Flag Bearer– PLUGSTREET MEMORY  Flag Bearer
  • Distribution of the Certificate of Adoption
  • Honour of Lieutenant Gerald Galt
  • Remembering

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