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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Angus McArthur

In memory of:

Private John Angus McArthur

September 15, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


November 17, 1892
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia


March 27, 1915
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Son of John McArthur of Stellarton, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 122 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

IV. E. 12.


Courcelette is a village some 10 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert, just off the D929 road to Bapaume. The Courcelette British Cemetery is approximately 1 kilometre west of the village on the south side of a track, suitable for cars, from the secondary road from Courcelette to Pozieres. The route is signposted in the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Angus (Jack) McArthur
  • Photo of John Angus McArthur– From the book, Catholics of the Diocese of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and the Great War 1914- 1919.

Submitted for the project, Operation: PIcture Me
  • Group Photo– John (Jack) Angus MacArthur, son of John MacArthur and Margaret MacDonald of Broad Cove Cape Breton. seen here on the left, shortly before his death in 1916 in France.
  • Group Photo– John Angus (Jack) MacArthur, 1st on the left, photo sent home to family. While military records suggest his birthday was November 17, 1892, in actual fact, family records suggest that he was born in 1899, making him 16 when joining the army and 17 years old when he died at the Somme.

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