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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Daniel Marrs

In memory of:

Private Daniel Marrs

March 1, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

132688

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

73rd Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 290 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

11.F.11.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Renfrew Mercury for 23 March 1917.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From an article in the Renfrew Mercury for 14 March 1919 describing a reception held for returning soldiers of Admaston Township.
  • Photo of Daniel Marrs– Photo taken from "A Short History and Photographic Record of the 73rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Royal Highlanders of Canada" Page 41.  ¿D¿ Company.  No. 15 Platoon.
  • Attestation paper– Source Library and Archives Canada Soldiers of the First World War.
  • Attestation paper– Source Library and Archives Canada Soldiers of the First World War.
  • Diary– The 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion War Diary entry for January 26, 1917 said that notice had been received that Dan Marrs had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for Conspicuous Bravery.

Source:  War diaries - 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion = Journal de guerre - 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion - 73e Bataillon d'infanterie canadien 
MIKAN No.: 1883272 .   Library and Archives Canada
  • Diary– The 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion War Diary entry for January 26, 1917 said that notice had been received that Dan Marrs had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for Conspicuous Bravery.

Source:  War diaries - 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion = Journal de guerre - 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion - 73e Bataillon d'infanterie canadien 
MIKAN No.: 1883272 .   Library and Archives Canada
  • Diary– The 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion War Diary entry for January 28, 1917 noted that Dan Marrs was presented a ribbon for having been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Source:  War diaries - 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion = Journal de guerre - 73rd Canadian Infantry Battalion - 73e Bataillon d'infanterie canadien 
MIKAN No.: 1883272 .   Library and Archives Canada
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave marker
  • Inscription– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. He was later found and now resides in Canadian Cemetery No.2 (J. Stephens)
  • Vimy Memorial– Canada's Vimy Memorial, located approximately 8 kilometres to the north-east of Arras, France. May the sacrifice of so many never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)

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