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Edward Martin Rooke

In memory of:

Driver Edward Martin Rooke

June 13, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

304309

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

2nd Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1890

Son of Edward and Hannah Rooke; husband of Lilias Rooke, of Partick, Glasgow, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 156 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. C. 28.

Location:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located about 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre, the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then 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. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road. From Calais, take the motorway A16 signposted Dunkerque/Lille. At Dunkerque take the motorway signposted Lille/Ypres, the A25. Leave the motorway at Junction 13, the village of Steenvoorde. Follow the D948/N38 signposted Ieper/Poperinge. After approximately 8-10 kilometres Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery will be signposted off to the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of EDWARD MARTIN ROOKE– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Grave marker– Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Honour Roll– Canadian Field Artillery 1914-1918 Roll of Honour.  Original collection 
belonging to Fred Snider Hughes, 304493, a native of Toronto, Ontario.  
Hughes served as a Driver in the 33rd Battery, 9th Brigade, C.F.A.  After 
the war he was a member of the 33rd Battery Association. The names listed on 
this Honour Roll mainly include men who were at some time during the war 
connected to the 33rd or 34th Batteries.

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