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George Marshall Hunter

In memory of:

Private George Marshall Hunter

March 27, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

29335

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of George and Jeanie Hunter, of Blinkbonnie, Slamannan, Stirlingshire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 20 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 7.

Location:

The Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery is about 2 kilometres south-west of the village of Sailly-sur-la-Lys, directly on the left hand side of the road opposite the Anzac Cemetery. The village of Sailly-sur-la-Lys is approximately 7 kilometres west of Armentieres. From Armentieres follow the road to Estaires, traversing the small town of Ergingham Lys and then joining the D945 to Estaires. Follow the D945 for approximately 5 kilometres until reaching the village of Sailly-sur-la-Lys then continue through the village on the same road for about 2 kilometres. The Canadian Cemetery was made in an orchard, among old trenches, at a point long known as Cemetery Post. It is enclosed by a rubble wall and a hedge of flowering shrubs, and planted with maples, pink thorns and other trees. The cemetery was begun by Canadian units in March, 1915 and used as a front-line cemetery until July, 1916.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of April 2, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y97uvic#mode/1up

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