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John Lawrence Cleary

In memory of:

Gunner John Lawrence Cleary

June 9, 1918


Witley, England

Military Service


Service Number:

342849

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Garrison Artillery

Division:

2nd Bde.

Citation(s):

British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

March 3, 1897
Appleton, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 12, 1916
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Thomas C. and Bridget Cleary, of Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Alvina and Margaret Cleary, Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 385 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CORKERY (ST. MICHAEL'S) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Family Plot

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Honour Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The names of the fallen were carved on the Memorial Screen seen at photo left. 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 bells in memory of those who fell in the Great War.  Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room.  Bell XXI is dedicated:  " 'Extol, ye bell, the virtue of our valorous men.' Alumni Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering". Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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