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Eric Blake Crofton

In memory of:

Private Eric Blake Crofton

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

222554

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

85th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 16, 1897
Quebec City, Quebec

Enlistment:

November 5, 1915
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Son of Arthur M. and Gwendolyn Crofton, of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 223 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

1.C.38.

Location:

The CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2 is about 2.5 kilometres north of the village of Neuville-St. Vaast. The village is about 6 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Bethune. The cemetery is on a spur road turning left from the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, about 1 kilometre south of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Paying respects– Captain John Graham, Iqaluit, Nunavut, paying respects to Private Eric B. Crofton, May 2015. (Eastern Arctic Area Cadet Pilgrimage of Remembrance.)
  • Inscription– Letter of thanks and personal thoughts to Private Eric B. Crofton. Left by Captain John Graham, May 2015, during Eastern Arctic Area Cadets Pilgrimage of Remembrance.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Private Eric B. Crofton, taken by Captain John Graham, May 2015, during Eastern Arctic Area Cadets Pilgrimage of Remembrance.
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 623 of 788.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located by the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Canadian Cemetery No 2– Canadian Cemetery No. 2 - The Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located on Vimy Ridge and is attached to the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription– Epitaph  (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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