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Theodore William Seale

In memory of:

Private Theodore William Seale

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

748658

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Citation(s):

Mentioned in Despatches by Sir Douglas Haig, 7 November, 1917. Not eligible for 14-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

October 3, 1894

Born 3 October 1894 in Albany, Vermont, U.S.A. Son of Melissa Seale, Windsor Ontario. Enlisted 16 February 1916 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. He was single and employed as an automechanic. He had two years former military service with the 7th Hussars. In 2003, his name was found carved in one of the walls of the Goodman Tunnel under the Vimy Monument.

Commemorated on Page 323 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. A. 28.

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.

Digital Collection

  • Sherbrooke Monument– Cover of the original program distributed at the unveiling of the Sherbrooke WWI memorial on November 7th, 1926, and two images of the monument.   The monument was designed by Mr. G. W. Hill of Montreal, Quebec with bronze figures cast in Belgium and granite from the Stanstead district.  The bronze Memorial tablet lists 249 names.
  • Cemetery Entrance– Entrance … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cemetery … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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