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Guy Triggs

In memory of:

Lieutenant Guy Triggs

September 28, 1918

Military Service






Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information

Son of Anne L. Triggs, of 9, Foster Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants, and the late Capt. Tom Bowden Triggs, R.N.

Commemorated on Page 514 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:

II. C. 3.


Sains-les-Marquion is a village and it lies approximately 2 kilometres south of Marquion, which lies on the main straight road from Arras to Cambrai. The Ontario Cemetery lies to the south of the village. The cemetery was made after the capture of Sains-les-Marquion by the Canadian Division on September 27, 1918. The Cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and now covers an area of 949 square metres. It is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2008. 
He was born in Southsea, Hampshire in 1888, emigrated to Canada in 1906 and enlisted August 25, 1914 at Ottawa, Ontario. 
A brother, Commander Tom K. Triggs, was onboard HMS Highflyer which was at anchor in Halifax Harbour December 6, 1917 when SS Mont Blanc, which was  heavily loaded with ammunition, caught fire after a collision.  Commander Triggs and five sailors were sent to assist and perished when the Mont Blanc exploded.  
Their father, Capt. Tom B. Triggs, R.N.  died  in March 1921.

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