Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Campbell Becher

In memory of:

Major Henry Campbell Becher

June 15, 1915

Military Service


Age:

41

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

January 20, 1874
London, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 22, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Son of Henry and Katherine Moore (nee Campbell) Becher, of Thornwood, London, Ontario. Brother of Lorne and Major Archibald Valencey Becher, died of pneumonia on 25 December 1915 at The Citadel, Quebec City, Quebec.

Commemorated on the St Paul's Cathedral Becher plaque.

Commemorated on Page 5 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

46.

Location:

Beuvry is a village approximately 3 kilometres east of Bethune on the road to Lille. The BEUVRY COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on low ground at the western end of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Henry Campbell Becher– Fell in action, June 14, 1915, at Givenchy, leading the gallant 1st Battalion to victory
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 23, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y167uvic#mode/1up
  • Photo of HENRY CAMPBELL BECHER– The Christmas Echo published in London Ontario in December 1918, shows Becher as a L. Colonel. --And in the Morning
  • Newspaper clipping– Henry Becher mentioned in article. In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Henry Campbell Becher
  • Photo of Major H. C. Becher– This photograph of Major H. C. Becher appeared in a Roll of Honour in a British publication.
  • Photo of Henry Campbell Becher– From an official group portrait of the officers of the 1st Canadian Battalion (Western Ontario) taken at Bustard Camp, Salisbury Plain in December 1914.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online
1915, Dec. 27  p.5
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Attestation Papers– CEF Attestation. p 1 only displayed   Library&Archives Canada online
  • Certificate of honour
  • Photo of HENRY CAMPBELL BECHER– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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