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Gilbert Ratcliffe

In memory of:

Private Gilbert Ratcliffe

October 14, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

285440

Age:

48

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Labour Corps

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 19, 1869

Son of Palmer Ratcliffe and Charlotte. Husband of Mary L. Ratcliffe of Toronto, Ontario. Enlisted in 220th York Rangers Bn. (Can.).

Commemorated on Page 313 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:

VII. H. 11.

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

  • Photo of GILBERT RATCLIFFE– In memory of the employees of the T. Eaton Company that went to war and did not come home.  Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Eaton's Memorial Plaque
  • Press Clipping
  • Press Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Keith Boswell, England
  • Entrance
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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