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Charles Elliott Sutcliffe

In memory of:

Major Charles Elliott Sutcliffe

June 6, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force


77th Bn.

Additional Information


May 7, 1892
Brampton, Ontario


May 12, 1916
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of F. W. and Anna E. Sutcliffe, of Lindsay, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 335 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Private vault. Range 11.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Charles Elliott Sutcliffe– Captain (and then Major) Charles Elliott Sutcliffe in Ottawa, 77th Battalion, CEF, before sailing to England on SS Missanabi, June 6, 1916. Joined Royal Flying Corps in August 1916 - attached to 54th Squadron in May, 1917 and shot down in June, 1917 near Epinoy, France.  The Germans dropped a message onto British Lines saying he was dead.
  • Newspaper clipping– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Photo of Charles Elliott Sutcliffe– Portrait of Major Charles Elliott Sutcliffe. Source: William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930."  Toronto 1935, pg. 433.
  • Photo of Charles Sutcliffe– 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.

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