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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Elias Mitchell

In memory of:

Private Elias Mitchell

August 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

802618

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 16, 1882

Commemorated on Page 472 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VIII. H. 26.

Location:

Wancourt is a village about 8 kilometres south-east of Arras. It is 2 kilometres south of the main road from Arras to Cambrai. The WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is a short distance south-east of the village just off the D 35 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Southampton Cenotaph– Elias Mitchell was born on June 16th, 1882 on the Chippewa Hill Reserve (Saugeen Reserve), Bruce County, Ontario. He signed his Attestation papers to join the CEF on December 31st, 1915 at Southampton, Ontario, listing his prior occupation as a farmer. He indicated that prior to the war he had served in the 32nd Bruce Regiment. Elias Mitchell is remembered on the  Southampton Cenotaph. This war memorial includes plaques with the names of men from World Wars 1 & 2.  The WWI list is inscribed: "In grateful remembrance of the men of Southampton who fought and died in the Great War" and indicates which of the men were from the Saugeen Reserve (5 names). Two other men from Saugeen, Peter Ritchie and Daniel Nawash, died the day before Mitchell was killed, and were also with him in the 18th Battalion Western Ontario Regiment. Peter Ritchie and Elias Mitchell are both buried at Wancourt Cemetery, France.  Southampton is in Bruce County, Ontario. The Saugeen Reserve is on the shore of Lake Huron and is home to the First Nation Chippewa of Saugeen.  This photograph was taken by Mr. Clive Freeman in the summer of 2002.
  • Enlistment Cards– Records are property of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

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