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Charles Forrest Patterson

In memory of:

Sapper Charles Forrest Patterson

November 13, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

541643

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Signal Corps

Division:

4th Canadian Div. Signal Coy.

Additional Information


Son of the Rev. J. R. and Isabella Patterson, of Orillia, Ontario. Native of Toronto.

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:

Sp. Mem. 67.

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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  • Grave Marker– Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Tyne Cot Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Gravemarker
  • Photo of Charles Patterson– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Charles Patterson– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.

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