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Mahlon Ezra Spies

In memory of:

Private Mahlon Ezra Spies

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

204872

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 27, 1893
Hawksville, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 16, 1916
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Son of Frederick S. and Sophia Spies, of Sugden, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 330 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. 36.

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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  • Cenotaph– The 15th Battalion Vimy cross memorial was erected and dedicated at Ecurie, France close to the site where the original wooden Vimy cross was erected on the battlefield near Nine Elms Cemetery on 10 April 1917. The memorial is a granite replica of that cross and bears the names of fifty-four of the battalion's Fallen that were inscribed on the original - including Pte Spies.

Photograph taken in September 2018 at the dedication ceremony and is submitted by the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project.

Dileas Gu Brath
  • Photo of MAHLON EZRA SPIES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MAHLON EZRA SPIES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Medals– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 96th Bn (Canadian Highlanders) from Saskatchewan. Private Spieas was originally a member of the 96th Bn before transfer to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.   Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) .  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) .  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (Front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (Reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– Vimy Cross erected by the 15th Battalion following the 9 April 1917 battle at Vimy Ridge to commemorate those who fell during the engagement.  Photo from the archives of the 48th Highlanders Museum, Toronto.  Provided by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– The Vimy Cross was returned to the  48th Highlanders after the war by the CWGC and currently rests in a place of honour in their Regimental Museum.  All the names of those 15th Battalion members killed during battle at Vimy Ridge remain clearly visible on the cross.  Photo by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • 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)
  • Grave marker– Gravemarker. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
		
 DILEAS GU BRATH.
  • Inscription– Inscription: "Christ Jesus Died For Our Sins-Prayer Changes Things"    (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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