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Kenneth Weir

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Kenneth Weir

April 20, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

429729

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Born:

January 19, 1890
Trenton, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 17, 1915
New Westminster, British Columbia

Son of J.T. Weir of Ashcroft, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 180 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:

J. 6.

Location:

DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Dikkebus itself. ( * Dikkebus is the modern spelling of Dickebusch). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached 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. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the DICKEBUSH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church lies the cemetery. This cemetery lies opposite Dickebusch New Military Extension.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of KENNETH WEIR– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker
  • Dickebushe Cemetery's Entrance
  • Newspaper Clipping– Clipping from the Toronto Star for 16 May 1916.
  • Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers
  • Memorial– Cenotaph at Abbotsford, B.C.
Photo courtesy of Abby Chan

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