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Paul Herrick Bigwood

In memory of:

Lieutenant Paul Herrick Bigwood

June 21, 1917

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Additional Information


Son of William E. and Cora Emery Bigwood, of 145 South Drive, Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 201 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:

II. F. 17.

Location:

POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 10.5 Km west of Ieper town centre, in the town of Poperinge itself. From Ieper Poperinge is reached via N308. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly 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 town of Poperinge the left hand turning from the N308 leads onto the R33 Poperinge ring road. 1 Km along the N33 lies the right hand turning onto Deken De Bolan. The POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 100 metres from the ring road level with Onze Vrouwedreef on the right hand side of the road.

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: Bernard to Binyon. Mircoform Sequence 9; Volume Number 31829_B016719; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 153 Page 529 of 652
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Paul Herrick Bigwood– Lieutenant Paul Herrick Bigwood attended St. Andrew's College from 1906-1909. This photo was from the June 1919 Memorial Issue of The Review.
  • Grave marker– Grave Site of Paul Herrick Bigwood at Poperinghe
  • Photo of Paul Bigwood– Paul Herrick Bigwood 1916
  • Photo of Paul Bigwood– Paul Herrick Bigwood 1916
  • Photo of Paul Bigwood– Paul Herrick Bigwood 1917
  • Photo of Paul Bigwood– Paul Herrick Bigwood 1917
  • Photo of Paul Bigwood– Paul Herrick Bigwood 1914
  • Photo of Paul and his friends– Paul Herrick Bigwood on right with friends.
  • Newspaper clipping
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panels dedicated to Lt. Paul Herrick Bigwood.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.

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