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Herbert Grainger

In memory of:

Private Herbert Grainger

May 19, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

77448

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 17, 1891

Son of Joseph A. and Ida McKagur Grainger, of Cragie, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 16 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GUARDS CEMETERY (CUINCHY)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. C. 47.

Location:

Cuinchy is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 7 Kilometres east of the town of Bethune and north of the N41 which runs between Bethune and La Bassee. About 1 kilometre north-west of the village are cross roads known as Windy Corner and GUARDS CEMETERY (CUINCHY) is a little west of these cross roads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 15, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y160uvic#mode/1up
  • Badge– Cap Badge 30th Bn (2nd British Columbia Regiment).  Private Grainger was originally a member of the 30th Bn before being transferred to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada). Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Grave at Windy Corner Cemetery
  • Group Photo– Photo placed on grave by visitors
  • Battle of Festubert– The Memorial at Festubert France was unveilded and dedicated on 23 Oct 2011 to commemorate the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF (48th Highlanders of Canada) on 20 May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.  Photo by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project.
  • Memorial– The Memorial at Festubert France was unveilded and dedicated on 23 Oct 2011 to commemorate the actions of the 15th Battalion CEF (48th Highlanders of Canada) on 20 May 1915 during the Battle of Festubert.  Photo by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project.
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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