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Edgar Sapienza

In memory of:

Private Edgar Sapienza

April 26, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

53389

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 8, 1884

Son of Joseph and Virginia Sapienza, of 22, Strada, San Trofimo, Seiema, Malta.

Commemorated on Page 158 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XII. A. 4.

Location:

Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3 is located 4 kilometres south-west of Ieper town centre on the Ruusschaartstraat, 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 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). Turn right onto the Kemmelseweg and follow this road to the first crossroads, turn left here into Ruusschaartstraat. The Cemetery is located 1 kilometre after this junction on the left hand side of the road just before Voormezeele Dorp.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death– Circumstances of Death Register: "Killed in Action." When on duty in the front lines trench at St. Eloi on the night of April 26th, 1916 during a heavy bombardment a shell exploded in the bay of the trench, in which he and several comrades were on duty, and he was killed instantly.
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