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John Edwin Gervan

In memory of:

Gunner John Edwin Gervan

July 27, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Field Artillery


1st Div. Ammunition Col.

Additional Information


October 10, 1880

Son of James Henry and Jean Gervan, of Ottawa; husband of Nina Gervan, of Brockville, Ontario. Served in the South African Campaign.

Commemorated on Page 242 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. D. 25.


The village of Erquinghem-Lys is situated on the south bank of the River Lys and is approximately 1.5 kilometres west of Armentieres. Take the D945 from Armentieres toward the centre of Erquinghem-Lys and then turn right immediately before the Town Hall. The ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION CEMETERY is 50 metres along this road on the right hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of John Edwin Gervan– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.

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