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Reginald John Godfrey Bateman

In memory of:

Captain Reginald John Godfrey Bateman

September 3, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information

Son of Godfrey Bateman, LL.D., and Frances Emily Bateman, of Kingstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland. M.A., Sen. Mod., Stewart School, Trinity College (Dublin). Professor of English, University, Saskatoon.

Commemorated on Page 365 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:



Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The Memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted. At the base of the memorial, these words appear in French and in English:


Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as 'missing, presumed dead' in France. A plaque at the entrance to the memorial states that the land for the battlefield park, 91.18 hectares in extent, was 'the free gift in perpetuity of the French nation to the people of Canada'. Construction of the massive work began in 1925, and 11 years later, on July 26, 1936, the monument was unveiled by King Edward VIII. The park surrounding the Vimy Memorial was created by horticultural experts. Canadian trees and shrubs were planted in great masses to resemble the woods and forests of Canada. Wooded parklands surround the grassy slopes of the approaches around the Vimy Memorial. Trenches and tunnels have been restored and preserved and the visitor can picture the magnitude of the task that faced the Canadian Corps on that distant dawn when history was made. On April 3, 2003, the Government of Canada designated April 9th of each year as a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 801 of 1058.
  • Inscription– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Photo of Reginald John Godfrey Bateman– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of REGINALD JOHN GODFREY BATEMAN– In memory of the men from the 28th Battalion CEF who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • War Memorial– Listing of those University of Saskatchewan alumni on the War Memorial Gates who gave their lives in the Great War.

These are they who went forth from this University to the Great War 1914-1918 and gave their lives that we might live in freedom.

Hugh Carter Allingham, William Mansell Codling, Renwick William Anderson, John Stewart Cowan, Reginald John Bateman , James Douglas Cumming, Charles McVicar Boyne, John Kenneth Dawson, Harold John Blair M.C., Reginald James Dillan, Charles Bremner, William Drysdale, James Brydon, Henry Egar, Frederick Burd, Lorne Burton Elliott, Thomas Caldwell, Wilfred John Evans, Gordon Mortimer Channell, John Pisher, Ernest R. Gilmer, Perry Dennington Kisbey, James Donald Graham M.M., Reginald A. Lovers M.M. Robert Carlion Grant, Shuli Gudbrandur Lindal, Arthur Gordon Gruchy, Arthur Stephen K. Lloyd, Cyril N. Harrington, Clifford McConnell, James Gordon Hill, Robert Peveral McClordick, Lawrence Homer, Louis James McCuien, Grenville Carson Hopkins, Michael Allan McMillan, Willis George Hunt, J. Ross McPherson D.S.O., William Yrides Hunter, Auned Yuil Mathews, Franklin Mager Keffer, Enoch Andrew Mitchell, James Shirley Heathcote, John James Moore, Ronald Charles Spence, Fred Nesbitt, Arthur George Slarkings, Joseph Lees Nicholls, George Swift, Angus Nicholson, Robert Sifton Turriff, George Irving Paterson, Wellesley Wesley-Long, Arthur Edward Parlett, Edward West, Elwyn Robert Reid, Frank West, Thomas Ritchie, Walter Ray Whittingham, Robert Rensay, Paul P Wiklun, Roy E. Shuttleworth M.M., Geoffrey Wilson, Hugh A. Silcox and Wilfrid Grant Wilson

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