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Ernest Traverse Handyside

In memory of:

Sergeant Ernest Traverse Handyside

July 30, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)


2nd Bn. Canadian In No. 2 Coy.

Additional Information

Son of Hugh Handyside, of Prescott, Ontario; husband of Emma Travase (formerly Handyside), of Ormstown, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 98 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

II. A. 3.


WOODS CEMETERY is located 4 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Verbrandemolenstraat a road leading from the Komenseweg, connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. 2.5 Km along the Komenseweg lies the right hand turning onto the Vaartstraat. 900 metres along the Vaartstraat lies the left hand turning onto the Verbrandemolenstraat. 400 metres along the Verbrandemolenstraat a short distance from the road is the WOODS CEMETERY. Visitors to this site should note the 100 metre grassed access path leading to the cemetery which is not accessable by vehicle.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Ernest Traverse Handyside– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Ernest Traverse Handyside– his is a photo of Ernest in 
August 1913, before he joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, 
when his rowing team competed at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. 

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