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Thomas Harold Fennell

In memory of:

Lieutenant Thomas Harold Fennell

May 17, 1916

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


Son of Joshua and Louisa Anne Fennell, of Englehart, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 84 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 31.

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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  • Newspaper clipping– Killed in action. Lieutenant Thomas Harold Fennell is among the slain.
The Carp Review, 25 May 1916.
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Commemorative Plaque– Memorial Plaque commemorating barristers and students, members of the Alberta law society, who died while serving in the First World War.
  • Photo of Thomas Fennell
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Memorial– Weathered Inscription to the Memory of Lt Harold Fennell Killed in Action at Ypres May 17 1916 Aged 27 Years on the Family Grave Marker at Huntley United Cemetery, Carp, Ontario.
  • Attestation Papers– Source Library and Archives Canada.
  • Attestation Papers– Source Library and Archives Canada.
  • Newspaper clipping– MEDICINE HAT NEWS THURSDAY MAY 26 1916
  • Grave marker
  • Grave marker– Placing of a wreath and planting  two rose bushes
March 10, 1927

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