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James Stephenson Fleming

In memory of:

Sergeant James Stephenson Fleming

April 11, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

166325

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Pioneers

Division:

2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion.

Additional Information


Son of Thomas and Annie C. Fleming, of Fort Garry Court, Winnipeg. Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate of Toronto University.

Commemorated on the Brockville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School Roll of Honour.

Commemorated on Page 86 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. J. 2.

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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  • Photo of James Stephenson Fleming– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War.  The name of Sgt. J. S. Fleming 2nd Pnrs is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen which can be seen at photo left.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  In the background at photo left can be seen the King's Colour of the 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion. Often such colours are laid up in churches; however this artifact was presented to the University because many of the battalion's officers were graduates. Photo by David Pike, 2010; submitted by K. Parks, Alumni Affairs.

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