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Norman Bagnell Thorneycroft

In memory of:

Private Norman Bagnell Thorneycroft

November 8, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

878126

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 1, 1895
Manchester, England

Enlistment:

April 7, 1916
Broughton, Nova Scotia

Son of Mrs. Mary Harris of Gabarus, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 339 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 20.

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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  • Photo of NORMAN BAGNELL THORNEYCROFT– In memory of the men who joined the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory of the men who joined the 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) who went to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Norman Bagnell Thorneycroft– Norman Bagnell Thorneycroft (L) and Max Harris (R).  Max and Norman were step-brothers and best friends.  Max was killed at Vimy and Norman at Passchendaele.
  • Attestation paper– Norman Bagnell Thorneycroft's attestation paper.
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker

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