Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Laurie Chalmers Putnam

In memory of:

Private Laurie Chalmers Putnam

September 21, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

129310

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

September 19, 1892

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Putnam, of 1863, Broadway West, Vancouver, British Columbia. Native of Maitland, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 151 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:

VIII. C. 149.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Laurie Chalmers Putnam – From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Photo of Laurie Chalmers Putnam – From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.

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