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John Gemmell

In memory of:

Lance Corporal John Gemmell

October 26, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

811615

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

47th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

November 22, 1894
Savoy, Alberta

Enlistment:

January 4, 1916
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Alice Gemmell of Ayrshire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 242 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. D. 5.

Location:

Passchendaele (Passendale) New British Cemetery lies 10.5 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre on the S'Graventafelstraat, a road leading from St Jan to Passendale. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg; the Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. At the roundabout the first right turn is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat, there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 Kms along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). 2 Kms along this road, and after passing Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, lies the right hand turning onto the 'S Graventafelstraat. 4 Kms along the 'S Graventafelstraat, and after passing the New Zealand Memorial, lies the cemetery on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Cemetery Entrance– Entrance … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cemetery … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Grave marker … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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