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John Finlay Barclay

In memory of:

Corporal John Finlay Barclay

August 11, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

501169

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

1st Tunnelling Coy.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Born:

October 3, 1890
Broxburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland

Enlistment:

November 19, 1915
Haileybury, Ontario

Son of David and Jane Barclay, of Port Buchan, Broxburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 196 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 25.

Location:

LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 8 Km west of Ieper town centre on the N304 Klijtseweg, a road leading from the N375 Dikkebuseweg, connecting Ieper to Dikkebus, Klijte and on to Loker. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375) is located via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. 7 Km along the Dikkebuseweg lies the village of Klijte and the right hand turning at the roundabout just before the village leads onto the N304 Klijtseweg. LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY lies 100 metres after this right hand turning on the left hand side of the road.

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:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 1007 of 1072
  • Cenotaph Cobalt Ontario– Cenotaph, Edward J Holland VC Memorial Park, Cobalt Ontario, Photo by Ken Riley
  • Inscription– Cenotaph Inscription, WWI Fallen, Edward J Holland VC Memorial Park, Cobalt Ontario, Photo by Ken Riley
  • La Clytte Millitary Cemetery– Photo by Ken Riley
  • Grave Marker– J F Barclay, Grave marker, La Clytte Millitary Cemetery, Belgium, Photo by Ken Riley
  • Photo of Gravemarker– Gravemarker

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