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Richard Juson McLaren

In memory of:

Major Richard Juson McLaren

August 2, 1917

Military Service






West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)


2nd Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Lt. Col. Henry McLaren and Mary Gate McLaren; husband of E. M. McLaren, of Hamilton, Ontario. Born in Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 579 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XV. A. 3.


Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then 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. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of RICHARD JUSON MCLAREN– Trinity College School Record 1916-1919, Port Hope, Ontario
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaque dedicated to Major Richard Juson McLaren and Captain Frederick Gates McLaren.  Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Memorial Plaque– The McLaren Memorial plaque is located to the right of the windows in this photograph.  Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Memorial– Major Richard Juson McLaren and Captain Frederick Gates McLaren are remembered on the McLaren family monument at Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • Memorial– Detail of inscription.
  • Memorial– Family history on the McLaren monument.
  • Memorial Tablets– World War One and Two Bronze Memorial Tablets, Church of the Ascension (Anglican, 1850), Hamilton, Ontario. Inscribed:  "To the Glory of God and in proud and grateful remembrance of the following men of the Church of the Ascension who fell on Active Service in the War against Germany and her Allies.
  • World War One Memorial Tablet
  • Church of the Ascension– Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Ontario, clockwise from top right:  World War One Memorial (1927); an image of the church circa 1910; present church interior; and Hamilton's XIIIth Regimental crest in stained glass.
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Memorial window, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Doll– Memorial doll, Royal Military College, Kingston

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