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John Cecil Parton

In memory of:

Private John Cecil Parton

November 10, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

790870

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 22, 1898
Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales

Enlistment:

March 23, 1916
New Westminster, British Columbia

Son of John and Sarah Ann Parton, of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Enlisted at the age of 17.

Commemorated on Page 306 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:

XXXIX. C. 21.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers
  • memorial– Cenotaph at Abbotsford, B.C.
Photo courtesy of Abby Chan
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of JOHN CECIL PARTON– Submitted in memory of the members of the 131st Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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