Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Harold Compton

In memory of:

Private Harold Compton

November 26, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

201344

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry, Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

60th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 23, 1897
Beverley, Yorkshire, England

Enlistment:

October 27, 1915
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Charles and Hannah Compton of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Pte Charles Duncan Compton, 18th Battalion, killed in action at Vimy 9 April 1917.

Commemorated on Page 69 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY (France)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. E. 16.

Location:

Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of HAROLD COMPTON– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of HAROLD COMPTON– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. Harold Compton was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, England.  He enlisted in the 95th Battalion C.E.F. in Toronto on October 27th, 1915.  In honoured memory.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. Harold Compton is mentioned in this article about the death of his brother at Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.
  • Cemetery– Nine Elms Cemetery – The Nine Elms Cemetery, located at Roclincourt, France. It is about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial in France. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker – The grave marker at the Nine Elms Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, France. It is located about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription– A clearer view (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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