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Robert McElroy

In memory of:

Sapper Robert McElroy

April 22, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1043004

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Railway Troops

Division:

8th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 20, 1892
Bear Brook, Ontario

Son of David and Mary Nelson McElroy, of Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 457 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. O. 17.

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.

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  • Cenotaph– Vars ON cenotaph re-dedicated Sept. 18, 2011 with 12 posts added in front of the cenotaph honouring the soldiers mentioned on cenotaph.
  • Memorial– Plaque on Vars ON cenotaph.
  • Memorial– Robert McElroy's plaque on one of the posts in front of Vars ON cenotaph.
  • Memorial Plaque– Vars Cenotaph, Ontario
  • Vars Cenotaph, Ontario
  • Attestation Paper (page 1)– Attestation Paper 
Source Library and Archives Canada Soldiers of the First World War
  • Attestation Paper (page 2)– Attestation Paper 
Source Library and Archives Canada Soldiers of the First World War
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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