Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Richard Cooley

In memory of:

Private James Richard Cooley

September 14, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

A/44120

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

14th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of William and Lydia Cooley, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 10 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. A. 14.

Location:

LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY is located 10.5 Km south of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. On reaching the town of Mesen the first right hand turning leads onto the Niewkerkestraat (N314). 2 Km along the Nieuwkerkestraat lies the left hand turning onto Plus Douve. LA PLUS DOUVE FARM CEMETERY lies 600 metres along Plus Douve, on the right hand side of the track. Visitors should note an 80 metre grassed access path which is unsuitable for vehicles.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CONNON TO CORBETT.  Microform Sequence 22; Volume Number 31829_B016731. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 166.  Page 441 of 818.
  • Newspaper article– I have a 9/27/1915 edition of the Boston Post (now defunct) in my basement. The headline is about the Battle of Loos. Towards the bottom of the page is this note about Canadian casualties which includes James Cooley. It also lists William Collings of Halifax as dying of his wounds and Robert Parker Randall as wounded. The last name is missing from the notice. All I can read is Fred William --- of Canning, NS listed as wounded and missing.

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