Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Stanley Anderson Cornell

In memory of:

Lieutenant Stanley Anderson Cornell

January 4, 1919

Military Service


Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

8th Bde.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of George Henry and Helena Margaret Cornell, of Westmount, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 531 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

III. K. IC.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Stanley Cornell– Stanley Anderson Cornell is standing at the back on the right as you look at the photo.

Photograph probably taken in France year unknown, although he appears to be wearing the 1914/15 medal ribbon which were issued in 1917.
  • Original Gravemarker– Stanley Anderson Cornell's original grave and wooden cross taken just after his burial in 1919/20.

The grave behind Cornell was the end of the last WW1 row of casualties for Canadian soldiers, most have a February 1919 date whereas the row for Cornell is all January 1919.

The trees in the background were removed after WW2 to allow space for WW2 casualties and the footpath you can see on the right was also removed at the same time for the same reason so Cornell is now three headstones in from the end of the row whereas after WW1 he was positioned on the end of the row.
  • Gravemarker– Stanley Anderson Cornell's headstone today, this photograph was taken 12th April 2007.  It shows the inscription added by his next of kin "His Duty Done".
  • Cemetery– This shows the corner of the headsones where Stanley is buried at Brookwood and is only a small representation of the overall site.

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