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Herbert Chipman Cornwell

In memory of:

Private Herbert Chipman Cornwell

May 15, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

733205

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 1, 1889

Son of James Cornwell, of Rossway, Nova Scotia; husband of Vera M. Cornwell, of Goodwater, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 220 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEEHIVE CEMETERY (WILLERVAL)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

B. 7.

Location:

Willerval is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 10 kilometres north-east of Arras. Beehive Cemetery is one kilometre north of the village and 600 metres by the footpath from the west side of the D50E road to Mericourt in a place called Lorgette. The cemetery owes its name to a German machine gun emplacement known to the British troops as The Beehive. The cemetery covers an area of 431 square yards. It is enclosed by a concrete curb and a thorn hedge and planted with maples. It stands among cornfields, on the crest of a low ridge, with considerable views of the Vimy battlefield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CORBI TO COZNI.  Microform Sequence 23; Volume Number 31829_B016732. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 167.  Page 185 of 900.
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