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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Erving Fairclough

In memory of:

Private Erving Fairclough

August 10, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

55202

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 5, 1893
Toronto, Ontario

Son of William E. Fairclough, of Sandgate, Kent, England.

Commemorated on Page 84 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. S. 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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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of ERVING FAIRCLOUGH– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Erving Fairclough
  • 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
  • Biography– Erving Rushton Fairclough's biography from the University Schools' 1916 edition of the Annals.
  • University School Tribute– Cover and tribute from the 1916 edition of the University Schools' "The Annals". This edition included Erving Fairclough's photo and biography on their roll of honour.
  • Commemorative Plaque– "The bronze memorial tablet, sacred to the memory of those members of our congregation, who laid down their lives in the recent great war, and subscribed for by the members of the congregation"-this statement appeared in a 1922 church publication.
  • All Saints' Church's  Montage– All Saints' Church was established in 1872 as an Anglican church and is located at 315 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto. 196 members of the church served in World War I, and 28 lost their lives. The 1922 WWI memorial tablet can be seen in this photo.
  • Commemorative Plaque– 1914-18 Memorial Plaque, The University Schools, University of Toronto, 371 
Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario.  Erected by the U.T.S. Hockey Club, 
1919-20.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England.

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