Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Takezo Shirasago

In memory of:

Private Takezo Shirasago

August 22, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

697045

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

50th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, London Gazette Issue 30234 published on the 14 August 1917

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

November 20, 1886
Hiroshima, Kure, Japan

Enlistment:

August 23, 1916
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Gorouyemon Shirasago and Kume Shirasago, of Hiroshima Ken, Japan.

Commemorated on Page 325 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. D. 33.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Paper– Source: online Library and Archives of Canada
  • Attestation Paper– Source: online Library and Archives of Canada
  • Japanese Canadian War Memorial– Japanese Canadian War Memorial, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia.   Inscribed on a nearby plaque:   World War I Japanese Canadian War Memorial.  This monument is in lasting memory of the 190 who answered the call of duty for Canada and to the 54 who laid down their lives in defence of freedom in the Great War.  Their names are engraved on the monument erected, April 2, 1920.  A re-lighting of the Memorial to Canadian soldiers of Japanese Ancestry in World War I took place on August 2, 1985.
  • Detailed view of the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, British Columbia.
  • Inscription– Detail of the World War One names listed on the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, British Columbia.

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