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John Harold Dennis

In memory of:

Private John Harold Dennis

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

419185

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

42nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 6, 1896
Brampton, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 10, 1915
Niagara, Ontario

Son of Stephen Dennis of Brampton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 227 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:

XXX. D. 4.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave Marker– Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Cross of Sacrifice - Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 745 of 1036.
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  • Photo of John Harold Dennis– Caption (pg. 378):  SOLDIERS OF PEEL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE GREAT WAR.  Author - William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930."  Toronto, 1935.

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