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John Crossley

In memory of:

Private John Crossley

November 3, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

633616

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 30, 1896
Todmorden, England

Son of C. A. and Rebecca Crossley, of Cornwall, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 223 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:

IX. D. 8.

Location:

VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km west of Ieper town centre and to the south of the village of Vlamertinge. Vlamertinge itself is located along the Poperingseweg. (* Vlamertinge is the modern spelling of Vlamertinghe) From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then straight over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. The cemetery itself is located after turning left in the village of Vlamertinge onto the Hugo Verriestraat. This road crosses a railway and the main road N38, where the name of the street changes to Bellestraat. The VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY lies 200 metres on the left hand side of the Bellestraat, after crossing the N38. Visitors to this site should note a grassed access path which runs between two houses on the street front and is unsuitable for vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Press Clipping– Source:  Canada's Heroes in the Great World War / Cornwall, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury and Intermediate Points.  Edited by Noah J. Gareau. Memorial Edition / Volume I.  War Publications Limited, Ottawa, Ontario, 1921.
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Crossley to Cyrs Microform Sequence 25; Volume Number 31829_B016734. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 169. Page 5 of 890. Brother of Private Henry Crossley (Service Number:135682) who was killed in action at Courcelette on September 15, 1916.
  • Cemetery– Just outside of Ypres.
  • Cemetery– John Crossley's grave, photo taken at the request of the family.
  • Grave marker– Photo of John Crossley's grave. They were taken at the request of relatives in Cornwall, Ontario.

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