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Allan Thrasher

In memory of:

Private Allan Thrasher

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

1003117

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

102nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 24, 1893
Foresters Falls, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 8, 1916
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Son of Mrs. J. Thrasher of Foresters Falls, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXI. H. 23.

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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  • Document– These were papers I found of Allan Thrasher.
Please contact me, I made a poem about him and would like to send it to his family.
  • 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
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • Grave marker– In your last letter home you were still so worried about Mable's hair that you accidentally burnt off, It grew back don't worry.  I just hope you know how loved and missed you were and are xo
  • Photo of Allan Thrasher– Allan thrasher photo taken in Ontario after he enlisted before he shipped out
  • Photo of Allan Thrasher– Allan thrasher photo taken in Ontario when he was a child. Uncle Allan I'm sorry for posting a picture when you were a child but you looked so cute and I want you remembered for the sweet heart you were too.  One of grandmas fave uncles always missed and talked about
  • Photo of Allan Thrasher– Allan thrasher more than just a headstone xoxo
  • Grave marker– Allan thrasher headstone
  • Family photo– Allan is the top right photo the sweetie with the ringlets and all black outfit.  It's a family photo. The other person I know in it is uncle P.Lorne Thrasher one of Allan's brothers that he farmed with when they went west to wiseton sask.

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