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Milton Frederick Sproule

In memory of:

Captain Milton Frederick Sproule

November 15, 1917

Military Service


Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

10th Brigade

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

October 18, 1880
Osprey, Ontario

Enlistment:

January 1, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William Sproule and nephew of the Honourable Thomas Simpson Sproule, M.D. and Member of Parliament for Grey County, Ontario. Brother of Trooper Harry John Sproule, South African Constabulary who was killed in action at Houtkop, South Africa on 11 July 1901 at the age of 18 and Howard Sproule. Uncle of Frederick H. Sproule, DFC, CD, who served in the Second World War, both in the Army and Royal Canadian Air Force, now living in Victoria, British Columbia and Harvey Milton Sproule former Royal Canadian Navy attached to the Royal Navy, now living in Kailua Kona, Hawaii and Mrs. Laura Rosner of Phoenix, Arizona.

Commemorated on Page 330 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXII. GG. 8.

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.

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