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Henry Colson

In memory of:

Company Sergeant Major Henry Colson

August 1, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

79154

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

January 7, 1886

Son of Jane Melinda Colson, of Walshamle-Willows, Edmunds, Suffolk, England.

Commemorated on Page 69 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. H. 19.

Location:

RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 9.5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Reningelst, on a road leading from the N308 Poperingseweg. 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. On reaching the main crossroads in the village of Vlamertinge take the left hand turning onto the Bellestraat. After crossing the N38 Ieper Poperinge road, the village of Reningelst lies 6 Km beyond Vlamertinge. On reaching the village, turn right onto the Zevekotestraatand continue to the Reningelstplein where the churchyard is clearly visible. The Baljuwstraat leads from the Reningelstplein and the cemetery is 500 metres along this road on the left hand side. Visitors to this site should note a short grassed access path to this site which is unsuitable for vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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