Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alexander Hewitt Bostock

In memory of:

Lieutenant Alexander Hewitt Bostock

July 26, 1916

France

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1893
Walter Heath, Epsom, Surrey, England

Son of the Hon. Hewitt Bostock (Senator) and Lizzie Jane (McCombie) Bostock, of The Ranch, Monte Creek, British Columbia. Brother of Marion, Ethel, Annie, Hugh, William, Archibald, Jessie and Ada.

Commemorated on Page 56 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 8.

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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  • Record of Service– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Border to Boys. Mircoform Sequence 12; Volume Number 131829_B016721; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 156 Page 85 of 934
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Photo of Alexander Bostock– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Grave marker
  • War Memorial– Kamloops Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Battle Street and 2nd Avenue, Kamloops, British Columbia.   Includes honour roll tablets listing 189 names for World War I and 92 names for World War II.  Unveiled on May 24th, 1925.   Inscribed:  C.E.F. - NOR TIME NOR TIDE CAN EVER EFFACE THE MEMORY OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD.
  • Plaque– Lieutenant Alexander Hewitt Bostock was the son of the Hon. Hewitt Bostock (Senator) and L. J. Bostock, of The Ranch, Monte Creek, British Columbia. He studied at the Royal Military College of Canada 1913 Cadet number 875. He died on July 26, 1916. His name is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

875 Lieut Alexander Hewitt Bostock was the son of the Hon. Hewitt Bostock (Senator) and L. J. Bostock, of The Ranch, Monte Creek, British Columbia. He was a member of the class of 1912 at the Royal Military College of Canada, Cadet # 875. His name is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

875 Lieut Alexander Hewitt Bostock was the son of the Hon. Hewitt Bostock (Senator) and L. J. Bostock, of The Ranch, Monte Creek, British Columbia. He was a member of the class of 1912 at the Royal Military College of Canada, Cadet # 875. His name is listed on the memorial arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Photo of Alexander Hewitt Bostock– 875 Lt Alexander Hewitt Bostock (Royal Military College of Canada 1913) died on July 26, 1916 Mount Sorrrell, Ypres, France.
  • Memorial Stair– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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