Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gordon Howard Thorpe

In memory of:

Private Gordon Howard Thorpe

June 5, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

447922

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

49th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 1, 1886
New York City, New York

Enlistment:

November 17, 1915
Calgary, Alberta

He served as George Hartley Turner and he is also commemorated on page 173 of the First World War book of Remembrance.

Son of Charles Stuart Thorpe and Ellen Thorpe, of 126, Salisbury Rd., Brondesbury, London, England.

Commemorated on Page 173 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. J. 3.

Location:

SANCTUARY WOOD CEMETERY is located 5 Km east of Ieper town centre, on the Canadalaan, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 3 Km along the Meenseweg lies the right hand turning onto Canadalaan. The cemetery itself is located 1.5 Km along Canadalaan on the right hand side of the road. 100 metres beyond the cemetery at the end of the Canadalaan is the Hill 62 Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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