Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Dummer Powell Jarvis

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Dummer Powell Jarvis

April 24, 1915

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

"C" Coy. 3rd Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Amilius and Augusta Jarvis, of 34, Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto. Educated at Bishop Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario, A noted yachtsman, rugby football player and amateur boxer.

Commemorated on Page 21 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 18 - 24 - 26 - 30

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Memorial – Inscription on the Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – The Golden Book Toronto : The Canadian Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Memorial – The Golden Book Toronto : The Canadian Military Institute, 1927 (Toronto : University of Toronto Press);
  • Photo of WILLIAM DUMMER POWELL JARVIS – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping – Clipping from the Toronto Star for 29 April 1915.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online
1915, May 5
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Royal Canadian Yacht Club Memorial – The Royal Canadian Yacht Club World War One Memorial, Toronto, Ontario.  
Images of the 1926 unveiling ceremony and the names listed on the side 
panels of the sun dial memorial. This unveiling and the photographs were 
presented in a special edition booklet entitled "In Memoriam 1914-1918".
  • Inscription on Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial
  • War Memorial on the gounds of St. James Cathedral – This War Memorial stands on the grounds of St. James Cathedral in Toronto.  The Cathedral is located on the corner of King & Church Streets, west of Yonge Street. This view shows Church Street just behind the Gothic Revival style Memorial. The base is inscribed with the names of the men from the Cathedral's Roll of Honour on 3 panels, and the 4th panel is a tribute to the men.
  • St. James Catherdral War Memorial Panel – William Dummer Powell Jarvis is remembered on this panel at the base of the St. James War Memorial.
  • St. James Main Dedication – Main dedication on the St. James War Memorial.

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