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Francis Bradley Cunningham

In memory of:

Sapper Francis Bradley Cunningham

July 3, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Engineers


9th Field Coy.

Additional Information


February 28, 1897

Son of Francis Henry and Emily Florence Cunningham, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 73 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. G. 5.


Brandhoek Military Cemetery is located 6.5 km west of Ieper town centre on the Branderstraat, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. 6 km along the N308, after passing the village of Vlamertinge and just beyond the church in the hamlet of Brandhoek, lies the left hand turning onto the Grote Branderstraat. The cemetery is located 300 metres along the Branderstraat on the left hand side of the road, beyond the N38 dual carriageway, which it is necessary to cross. Historical Information: During the First World War, Brandhoek was within the area comparatively safe from shell fire which extended beyond Vlamertinghe Church. Field ambulances were posted there continuously and the Military Cemetery was opened early in May 1915 in a field adjoining the dressing station. It closed in July 1917 when the New Military Cemetery was opened nearby, to be followed by the New Military Cemetery No 3 in August 1917. Brandhoek Military Cemetery now contains 669 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Crossley to Cyrs. Microform Sequence 25; Volume Number 31829_B016734. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 169. Page 449 of 890.
  • Group Photo– Taken on Leave in England, May, 1916. Left to Right: Francis Bradley Cunningham; Unknown; James Campbell Scobie. 9th Field Company, Canadian Engineers.
  • Group Photo– Engineers Training. Lansdowne Park, Ottawa, ca. February, 1916. Back Row (L- R): Anderson; Jackson; Stevenson; Delane; Curtis. Front Row (L- R): Marshton; Chalmers; Francis Bradley Cunningham (kneeling); Price; Scobie; Chaison; Sullivan. (names written by Scobie on back of photograph).
  • Essay– Extracts from letters written by James Campbell Scobie during WWI regarding his friend Francis Bradley Cunningham

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