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Ernest Albert Proven

In memory of:

Private Ernest Albert Proven

April 12, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

718867

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

December 13, 1895
Clanwilliam, Manitoba

Enlistment:

March 18, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of James and Harriett Proven, of Clanwilliam, Manitoba.

His brother, Harry James Proven died on September 29, 1918 while serving with the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Commemorated on Page 312 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. D. 6.

Location:

Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville).

The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.

Visiting Information
OPENING TIMES:
This Cemetery is open 7 days a week, all year round.
From 1 October to 15 March: 08.00 - 18.00
From 16 March to 30 September: 08.00 - 19.00

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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