Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Douglas Coy Pierce

In memory of:

Private Douglas Coy Pierce

June 13, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:
223235
Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

85th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 8, 1894

Son of George W. and Alice E. Pierce, of Hebron, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 309 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. F. 2.

Location:

Aire is an old fortified town on the north-eastern boundary of the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. It lies in the valley of the Lys, on the road, and the canal, between St. Omer and Bethune. It is about 14 kilometres south-south-east of St. Omer. The AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY is 0.75 kilometres north of the town, on the road to St. Omer and the 4 British plots are on the east side. The entrance from the Communal Cemetery is by a porch on the west side. A paved walk leads between the British graves to the War Stone, which is on the east side, backed by a brick and stone screen with semicircular stone niches at either end. The Cross stands at the entrance and at the south end is a French Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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