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John William Tribble

In memory of:

Sapper John William Tribble

October 23, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Engineers


4th Signal Coy.

Additional Information

Son of Adam and Mary L. Tribble, of Bolton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 340 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. E. 4.


NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY is located 11.5 Km west of Ieper town centre on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 2.5 Km around the R33 lies the left hand turning onto Helleketelweg. The cemetery itself is located 700 metres along the Helleketelweg on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John William Tribble– John William Tribble, as a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Toronto, was remembered in the roll of honour in the "Trinity War Book". This book was published by the church in 1921.
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Monument– Orangeville (Dufferin County) Ontario War Memorial.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of John William Tribble– Caption (pg. 381):  MEN OF PEEL KILLED DURING THE GREAT WAR.  Author - William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930."  Toronto, 1935.

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