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Duncan Colvin

In memory of:

Private Duncan Colvin

February 24, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

54223

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 9, 1891

Commemorated on Page 69 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. J. 4.

Location:

RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Circumstances of Death Register: "Killed in Action" While on sentry duty in the front line trenches about 9 P.M. on February 24th, 1916, he was shot through the neck by an enemy bullet. A stretcher bearer gave him immediate attention but he died about 5 minutes after being hit. NORTH WEST OF WYTSCHAETE.

Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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