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John Rathwell

In memory of:

Lance Corporal John Rathwell

May 8, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

195415

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 13, 1878
Midland, Ontario

Enlistment:

December 11, 1915
Norwood, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 313 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. 14.

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.

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