Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Taylor Dewar

In memory of:

Private John Taylor Dewar

April 3, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

730016

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

"D" Coy. 4th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 28, 1897
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland

Son of David and Isabella Dewar, of Norfolk Avenue, Galt, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 397 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FAUBOURG-D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VII. C. 33.

Location:

Fabourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, to the south of the road to Doullens.

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: Deuel to Domoney. Microform Sequence 28; Volume Number 31829_B016737. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 172. Page 137 of 1084.
  • Group Photo – Left to Right:  John Taylor Dewar; service number 730016, unknown, William Robb Dewar; service number 53902. Brothers. Date and location of picture unknown.
  • Photo of John Taylor Dewar – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Document – Commonwealth Graves Registry Page 1
  • Document – Commonwealth Graves Registry Page 2
  • Photo of JOHN TAYLOR DEWAR – Dewar, John
Private.
Enlisted with 111th Battalion of South Waterloo at Galt, November 11, 1915.
Presbyterian.
Born in Leith, Scotland but had lived in Galt for years.
He was a miller by trade.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewar, Norfolk Avenue, Galt.
He died April 3, 1918 at the age of 21 with gun shot wounds in his arm, legs and chest.
He was employed by the Galt Brass Company, Limited, Galt.
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Galt War Memorial – The Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial, Queen's Square, Cambridge, Ontario.  Circa 1930. Frances Loring and William Lyon Somerville.

Inscribed:"TO THEM ALL HONOUR / GUARD YE THEIR VICTORY / 1914-1918 / 1939-1945 / 1950-1953."
  • Close up of Galt War Memorial – Detail of the Cambridge (Galt) War Memorial.
  • Grave marker – Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England
  • Grave marker – Marker for Private John Taylor Dewar, reg. no. 730016, 4th Battalion, C.E.F. Photo by his Great Nephew, Eric Edwards. Taken September 09, 2015 during a visit to his grave. May he Rest in Peace.

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