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George Edward Vansittart

In memory of:

Major George Edward Vansittart

May 14, 1916

Military Service


Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

4th Bde.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Mentioned in Despatches. Only son of John Pennefather Vansittart, P.W.D India, and of M. I. Vansittart; great grandson of Admiral Henry Vansittart, of Bisham Abbey, Berkshire, England.

Commemorated on Page 176 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:

V. A. 37.

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

  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
569 Major George Edward Vansittart (RMC 1904) was the only son of John Pennefather Vansittart, P.W.D India, and of M. I. Vansittart. He was the great grandson of Admiral Henry Vansittart, of Bisham Abbey, Berkshire, England. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 4th Bde. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died 14 May 1916. He was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Honour Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Photo of George Edward Vansittart– From "The War Book of Upper Canada College", edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during WWI.
  • Photo of George Edward Vansittart– From the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery section of a Web site at: 
http://www.silentcities.co.uk
  • Photo of GEORGE EDWARD VANSITTART– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Memorial Plaque– A brass Memorial Tablet containing the names of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during WWI.   It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921.  UCC is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England
  • Memorial– Memorial Arch, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
569 Major George Edward Vansittart (RMC 1904) was the only son of John Pennefather Vansittart, P.W.D India, and of M. I. Vansittart. He was the great grandson of Admiral Henry Vansittart, of Bisham Abbey, Berkshire, England. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 4th Bde. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died 14 May 1916. He was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
569 Major George Edward Vansittart (RMC 1904) was the only son of John Pennefather Vansittart, P.W.D India, and of M. I. Vansittart. He was the great grandson of Admiral Henry Vansittart, of Bisham Abbey, Berkshire, England. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 4th Bde. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died 14 May 1916. He was buried in the Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium.
  • Memorial– Memorial window, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque –  Maj. George Edward Vansittart is remembered on this bronze memorial plaque. The plaque is found in the foyer of the Alpha Delta Phi Chapter House at 94 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON.
  • Cenotaph– Barrie, Ontario
  • Memorial Street– Barrie street named in honour of Major George Edward Vansittart with a poppy.

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