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Eric Montague Abendana

In memory of:

Lieutenant Eric Montague Abendana

October 16, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Engineers


2nd Bn.

Additional Information

Son of I. M. and R. Abendana, of Port Antonio, Jamaica, British West Indies.

Commemorated on Page 357 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VII. B. 89.


Duisans and Etrun are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, about 9 kilometres west of Arras. The DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY lies in Etrun but takes its name from the nearer village of Duisans. It is one kilometre north of Duisans on the D339 road off the Route nationale N39 (Arras-St Pol), in the angle of the Arras Habarcq road and a track leading to Haute-Avesnes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Eric Montague Abendana– Reprinted from the Saint Andrew's College Review, Memorial Issue, June 1919.
  • Roll of Service
  • Photo of Eric Abendana– 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.
  • Photo of Eric Abendara– Eric M. Abendara in England (probably at Manston War Flight) in June, 1917. Photo taken by F/S/L A.H.Lofft, RNAS (St. Mary's, Ontario).
  • Photo of Eric Montague Abendana– "Good old Abendara". Photo taken in England (probably at Manston War Flight) in June, 1917. Photo taken by F/S/L A.H.Lofft, RNAS (St. Mary's, Ontario). Caption written by same.
  • 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 who lost their lives in that struggle.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto. Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower. The carillon was installed in 1927. Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds for bells in memory of those who fell in the Great war. Dedications for specific bells are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room. Bell XXI is dedicated: " 'Extol, ye bell, the virtue of our valorous men.' Alumni Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering." Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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