Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Charles Bannan

In memory of:

Private James Charles Bannan

November 6, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

79897

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 24, 1893
Kilkenny, Ireland

Enlistment:

November 18, 1914
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Son of Joseph Bannan of Jamesgreen, Kilkenny, Ireland.

Commemorated on Page 4 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

K. 55.

Location:

KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY is located 8 kilometres south of Ieper on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (N331), connecting Ieper to Kemmel. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). On reaching the village of Kemmel the first right hand turning leads onto the Reningelststraat. 600 metres along the Reningelststraat lies the right hand turning onto Nieuwstraat. 500 metres along the Nieuwstraat on the right hand side of the road lies the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pte. James C. Bannan was a resident of Kilkenny, Ireland when he immigrated to Canada. His name is mentioned on the memorial plaque located within Kilkenny's St. Canice (Church of Ireland) Cathedral. Photo by Bob Richardson.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Keith Boswell, England

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