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Francis Edward Mitchell

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Francis Edward Mitchell

September 26, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

25869

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Mitchell, of Montreal South.

Commemorated on Page 136 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. G. 28.

Location:

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
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  • Shoulder Patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker.  Photo by BGen (ret'd) G. Young, submittec by Capt (ret'd) V. Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side). Submittec by Capt 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side). Submittec by Capt 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 14th Bn (Royal Montreal Regiment).  Lance Corporal Mitchell enlisted in the 14th Bn but was sent to the 15th bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial  located in the village of Courcelette, France.  The memorial commemorates the unit’s actions on 26 September 1916 when they attacked Regina Trench during the Battle of Theipval Ridge.  The memorial honours all members of the unit who took part in the Somme offensive of 1916.  Submitted by the 15th Bn Memorial  Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Part 2 Orders– Part 2 Orders dated 13 November 1916 indicating fatal casualties suffered by the 15th Bn (48th Highlanders).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team. DILEAS GU BRATH

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