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John Graham Rothwell

In memory of:

Corporal John Graham Rothwell

November 29, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

305587

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

8th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

March 29, 1893

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. A. Rothwell, of Lanark Township, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 319 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. N. 7.

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
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo from The Lanark Era.
  • Attestation Paper (page 1)
  • Attestation Paper (page 2)
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– From the Perth Courier for 12 April 1918.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Perth Courier for 21 December 1917.
  • Photo of JOHN GRAHAM ROTHWELL– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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