Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Ewart Bethune

In memory of:

Captain Henry Ewart Bethune

September 30, 1918

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Highland Light Infantry

Division:

12th Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

June 29, 1894 Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 23, 1914 Valcartier, Québec

Son of Henry J. and Laura Bethune, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 583 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. D. 7.

Location:

ZANTVOORDE BRITISH CEMETERY is located 8 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Kruisekestraat a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 7.5 Km along the Meenseweg in the village of Geluveld lies the right hand turning onto Zandvoordestraat. At the end of the Zandvoordestraat is the left hand turning onto Kriusekestraat. The cemetery itself is located 100 metres along the Kruisekestraat on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Biography
  • Group Photo – Henry Bethune posing with his great friend Lieutenant D.R.C.Drury-Lowe. The photo was probably taken at Duddingston Camp near Edinburgh, Scotland in 1915.  This camp was a holding base for the
Highland Light Infantry and the 12th. (Service) Battalion left from here
for France in August 1915.
  • Plaque – Captain Henry Ewart Bethune, M.C. alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada  1912 #940. He served with .Highland Light Infantry, 12th Bn. He died on Sep 30, 1918. His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Grave marker – Captain Henry Ewart Bethune, M.C. was 25 years of age. He was the son of Henry J. and Laura Bethune of Toronto Canada. I. D. 7. He was an alumni of the Royal Military College of Canada  1912 #940. He served with Highland Light Infantry, 12th Bn. He died on Sep 30, 1918. He was buried in the Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. His name is listed on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada. Photograph and details by volunteer/s: Jean-Michel Van Elslande. http://www.twgpp.org/information.php?id=1738700
  • Memorial Doll – Captain Henry Ewart Bethune, M.C. was the son of Henry J. and Laura Bethune of Toronto Canada. I. D. 7.  He was cadet # 940 in the class of 1912 at the Royal Military College of Canada. He served with Highland Light Infantry, 12th Bn. He died on Sep 30, 1918 at 25 years of age. He was buried in the Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. An an ex-cadet, he is named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Stained Glass Window – On their 50th anniversary, the class of 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada have placed this memorial stained glass window to honour their fallen comrades.
  • Plaque – Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada.

940 Captain Henry Ewart Bethune, M.C. (RMC 1912) was the son of Henry J. and Laura Bethune of Toronto Canada. I. D. 7.  He served with .Highland Light Infantry, 12th Bn. He died on Sep 30, 1918 at 25 years of age. He was buried in the Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
  • Memorial – Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial – Memorial Arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Photo of Henry Ewart Bethune – Henry Ewart Bethune

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