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Alexander Black Craigie

In memory of:

Private Alexander Black Craigie

March 3, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

406276

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

1st

Additional Information


Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. D. G. Craigie, of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 72 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. A. 5.

Location:

R.E. FARM CEMETERY is located 9.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on 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, (N365). On reaching the village of Mesen the first right hand turning leads onto Nieuwkerkestraat, towards Wulvergem. On reaching the village of Wulvergem the first right hand turning at the church leads onto Vrooilandstraat. 500 metres along this road lies the junction with Wulvergemstraat. The cemetery itself lies 500 metres beyond this junction on the left hand side of the Wulvergemstraat.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 147 of 788.

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