Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Oliver Allison

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Oliver Allison

May 15, 1918

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

4th Reserve Battalion

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Son of Joseph Allison, of Maxwell, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BASRA MEMORIAL
Iraq

Grave Reference:

Panel 43

Location:

The BASRA MEMORIAL, within Basra War Cemetery, is about 9 kilometres north-west of Basra, a town on the west bank of the Shatt-al-Arab, 90 kilometres from its mouth in the Persian Gulf. The BASRA MEMORIAL consists of a roofed colonnade of white Indian stone, 80 metres long, with an obelisk 16 metres high as the central feature. The names are engraved on slate panels fixed to the wall behind the columns. More than 40,000 British, Indian and West African dead who died in the operations in Mesopotamia from the Autumn of 1914 to the end of August 1921, are commemorated here. Note: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission strongly advises that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should be contacted before attempting to visit Iraq. Their details are as follows:
Travel Advice Unit Consular Division Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
London, England
SW1A 2AF
Tel: 0207 008 0232/0233
Fax: 0207 008 0164

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Allison– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of John Allison– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of John Allison– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Flesherton Advance. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Flesherton Advance. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Flesherton Advance. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– Plaque in memory of Lt. John Oliver Allison MC. Located in the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area, Village of Eugenia, Ontario Canada.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Carved on the Memorial Screen are the names of those lost in that struggle. Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Roll of Honour– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.

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