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Ewart Arthur Blatchford

In memory of:

Private Ewart Arthur Blatchford

August 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

868257

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

"A" Coy. 116th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 17, 1893

Son of the Rev. Thomas W. Blatchford and Maria E. Blatchford (nee McEvers), of Lambeth, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 370 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. D. 23.

Location:

Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, on the road from Arras to Cambrai. The VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT is at the north side of the main road between the two villages.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War– Source:  Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Blampie to Booth; Mircoform Sequence 11; Volume Number 131829_B016720; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 155 Page 99 of 762.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press September 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ewart A. Blatchford– Pte. Ewart Arthur Blatchford, as a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Toronto, was remembered in the "Trinity War Book" published by the church in 1921.
  • Trinity War Book
  • Honour Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Honour Roll– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Photo of Ewart Blatchford– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Acta Victoriana War Supplement– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • Photo of Ewart Blatchford– Source:  Acta Victoriana War Supplement, Victoria College, Toronto, Ontario, December 1919.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto was built in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Their names are carved on the Memorial Screen.  Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower.  The carillon was installed in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated funds for bells in memory of those who fell in the Great War. Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room. Bell XXII is dedicated: "The Alumni Association and friends of Victoria College". Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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