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Basil Lancelot Cumpston

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Basil Lancelot Cumpston

May 10, 1917

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Border Regiment

Division:

2nd Battalion

Additional Information


Son of Basil A. and Florence J. Cumpston, of 443 Walmer Rd., Toronto, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 576 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 8.

Location:

Achiet-le-Grand is a large village in the department of the Pas-de-Calais 19 kilometres south of Arras. The Military Cemetery is situated at the north-west side of the village alongside the Communal Cemetery. One should take the main road from Arras to Bapaume (N17). At Ervillers turn right on to the D9 towards Achiet. At the first junction in the village a CWGC signpost indicates the way towards the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of BASIL LANCELOT CUMPSTON– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Basil Lancelot Cumpston– From "The War Book of Upper Canada College", edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet– Second Lieutenant Basil Lancelot Cumpston is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Honour Roll– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 10 July 1916, page 2.
  • Photo of Basil Cumpston– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • 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 are carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left.

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