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Charles Donaghy

In memory of:

Gunner Charles Donaghy

November 25, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

92981

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

8th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

March 29, 1883

Commemorated on Page 229 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:

I. N. 3.

Location:

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre on the Branderstraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. 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. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek, lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Branderstraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross. Historical Information:
During the First World War, Brandhoek was within the area comparatively safe from shell fire which extended beyond Vlamertinghe Church. Field ambulances were posted there continuously and the Military Cemetery was opened early in May 1915 in a field adjoining the dressing station. It closed in July 1917 when the New Military Cemetery was opened nearby, to be followed by the New Military Cemetery No 3 in August 1917. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 contains 975 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 9 of 1076.
  • Photo of Charles Donaghy– Gunner Donaghy commenced his military career with the Royal Canadian Dragoons as a bugler in 1899. Served in the South African War, and went overseas in November 1915 with the Royal Canadian Artillery. Killed at Passchendaele.

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