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Samuel Poxon

In memory of:

Corporal Samuel Poxon

October 26, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

532744

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Army Medical Corps

Division:

13th Field Ambulance

Citation(s):

Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

May 28, 1884
Denaby, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

May 13, 1916
Victoria, British Columbia

Son of Eli and Sarah Poxon, of Lancashire, England. Husband of Ellen Ann Poxon, of Carbon, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 311 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. M. 13.

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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  • Grave Marker– Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– War Memorial, Fernie and District, British Columbia.  Dedicated by Lord Byng on  May 24th, 1922.   Inscribed:  ERECTED TO PERPETUATE OUR HONOURED DEAD AND THOSE WHO CARRIED ON IN THE GREAT WAR FROM FERNIE B.C. AND DISTRICT.
  • Inscription– Detail of statue and names listed on the War Memorial for Fernie and District, British Columbia.

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