Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Herbert Beaumont Boggs

In memory of:

Lieutenant Herbert Beaumont Boggs

February 26, 1915

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Beaumont and Louise Mary Boggs, of the "Pacific Club," Victoria, British Columbia. Lt. Herbert Boggs served with the 7TH Canadian Infantry Battalion, The British Columbia Regiment. He was one of the first Canadian Officers killed in the Great War.

Commemorated on Page 6 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PLOEGSTEERT CHURCHYARD , Belgium

Grave Reference:

A. 8.

Location:

PLOEGSTEERT CHURCHYARD is located 14 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert 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 village of Ploegsteert the church is located on the right hand side of the N365.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Daily Colonist of March 2, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y70uvic#mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping – From the Daily Colonist of March 2, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y70uvic#mode/1up
  • Photo of Herbert B. Boggs – Lt. Herbert Boggs served with the 7TH
 Canadian Infantry Battalion, The British
Columbia Regiment. He was one of the first
Canadian Officers killed in the Great War.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: the Toronto Star for 1 March 1915.
  • Service Roll (Page 1) – High School Service Roll

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