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Samuel John Dempsay

In memory of:

Private Samuel John Dempsay

October 10, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

A/10772

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

2nd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Samuel John and Ida Dempsay, of Cochrane, Ontario.

Brother of Nelson Hardy Dempsay who died on April 22, 1915 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario) Regiment and he is commemorated on Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial.

Commemorated on Page 12 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. D. 6.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 635 of 1036.
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article in the Renfrew Mercury for Friday, 29 October 1915, page 1.
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– Clipping from the Renfrew Mercury for 17 September 1915.
  • Attestation Papers
  • Circumstance of Death

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