Language selection

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Janes

In memory of:

Private William Janes

April 13, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

3767

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Henry and Mary Janes, of Britannia, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 65 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IX. E. 24.

Location:

MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY is located 17 Km north west of Ieper town centre on the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge and on to Oostcappel. 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. On reaching the ring road of Poperinge R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 6.5 Km after joining the N308 lies the village of Proven. The MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY is located 500 metres beyond the village of Proven on the left hand side of the road (which at this point is called Roesbruggestraat). Visitors to this site should note a 200 metre gravelled access road to this site which is suitable for small vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Photo of William Janes
  • Photo of George Janes
  • Memorial– This memorial in the Old United Church cemetery, Britannia (Random Island), New foundland , a marble shaft topped by a sculptured urn, is dedicated to privates William and George Janes, local soldiers killed during the First World War. The memorial was erected by the Janes family.

[front/devant] 

ERECTED BY HENRY AND MARY JANES IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEIR SON PTE. GEORGE JANES, KILLED IN ACTION IN FRANCE OCT. 9TH 1917, AGED 23 Y'RS 

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE 

THEY ANSWERED THE CALL OF THEIR COUNTRY 
AND CHEERFULLY WENT FORTH TO GIVE THEMSELVES FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM 
THEY DIED THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE 

[right side/côté droit] 

ALSO OF THEIR SON PTE. WILLIAM JANES, DIED OF WOUNDS IN FRANCE APRIL 14TH 1918, AGED 20 YRS 

FOR HIS FRIENDS… 

THEY FELL ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR WHERE HEROS MINGLE THEIR BLOOD 
THEIR BODIES LIE IN A FAR AWAY LAND BUT THEIR SOULS ARE SAFE WITH GOD

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=2094

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: