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John David Petley

In memory of:

Private John David Petley

December 18, 1918

London, United Kingdom

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Machine Gun Corps


3rd Bn.

Additional Information


March 31, 1896
Smith's Corner, New Brunswick


January 15, 1916
Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of Alfred Ernest and Lena May (Powell) Petley, of Smith's Corner, Kent Co., New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 484 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

III. J. 8.


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.

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