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Albert Ryan

In memory of:

Private Albert Ryan

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

288234

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

78th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 16, 1898
Manitoba

Enlistment:

March 29, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Mike Ryan of St. Norbert, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 320 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XVIII. H. I.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • 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
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery– April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Gravemarker

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