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John McKinnon

In memory of:

Private John McKinnon

July 20, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

67909

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 128 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. S. 12.

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.

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  • Roll of Honour– Canadian National Railways - World War One Roll of Honour.  Pte. John McKinnon enlisted in 1914 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He described his occupation on his military attestation form as a Fireman with the Intercolonial Railway of Canada (later part of the C.N.R.). McKinnon was born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  In honoured memory.

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