Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Eric De Wolf Rounsefell

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Eric De Wolf Rounsefell

September 3, 1918

Military Service


Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Leinster Regiment

Citation(s):

Military Cross

Additional Information


Son of F. R. and Elizabeth de Wolf Rounsefell, of Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 593 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NIEUWKERKE (NEUVE-EGLISE) CHURCHYARD
Belgium

Grave Reference:

X. I.

Location:

Nieuwkerke Churchyard is located in Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 12 kilometres south of Ieper town centre. The churchyard is on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg (N331) which connects Ieper to Kemmel and onto Nieuwkerke. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N336). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg (made prominent by a railway level crossing). After passing the village of Kemmel the N331 continues for 4 kilometres towards Nieuwkerke. On reaching Nieuwkerke the first right hand turning leads onto Kemmelstraat. The churchyard is located 80 metres along the Kemmelstraat on the left hand side of the road and facing the Market Place. Nieuwkerke (also known as Neuve-Eglise) was in German hands from the 14th April, 1918, after a stubborn defence by the 49th (West Riding) and 33rd Division, until it was recaptured by the 36th (Ulster) Division on the following 2nd September. The Church, destroyed in the War has been rebuilt. The Churchyard was used by the Field Ambulances or fighting units at intervals during the war, particularly (in early days) by the Cavalry and the 5th Division.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Eric deWolf Rounsefell – Eric deWolf Rounsefell.  Photo taken prior to Eric's departure to Europe. Taken in Vancouver, BC. Precise date is not known.
  • Grave Marker – Memorial & family grave stone in the Lone Mountain cemetery of Vancouver BC Canada for Lieut. Eric deWolf Rounsefell who served with the Leinster Regt. B.E.F.
He was born in Vancouver BC on Nov. 14th 1898.  He enlisted into the Leinster Regt in 1918.  Eric was killed in action at the age of 19 on Sept. 3rd 1918 at Neuve Eclise Belgium.
He was laid to rest in Nieuwkerke (Neuve-Eclise) Churchyard grave X. 1.
  • Grave Marker – Close up of the memorial & family grave stone in the Lone Mountain cemetery of Vancouver BC Canada for Lieut. Eric deWolf Rounsefell who served with the Leinster Regt. B.E.F.
He was born in Vancouver BC on Nov. 14th 1898.  He enlisted into the Leinster Regt in 1918.  Eric was killed in action at the age of 19 on Sept. 3rd 1918 at Neuve Eclise Belgium.
He was laid to rest in Nieuwkerke (Neuve-Eclise) Churchyard grave X. 1.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
1263 2nd Lieut Eric De Wolf Rounsefell MC (RMC 1916) was the son of F. R. and Elizabeth de Wolf Rounsefell, of Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, British Columbia. He served with the Leinster Regiment. He died 3 Sep 1918. He was buried in the Nieuwkerke Churchyard in Belgium.
  • Memorial Stained Glass – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
1263 2nd Lieut Eric De Wolf Rounsefell MC (RMC 1916) was the son of F. R. and Elizabeth de Wolf Rounsefell, of Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, British Columbia. He served with the Leinster Regiment. He died 3 Sep 1918. He was buried in the Nieuwkerke Churchyard in Belgium.
  • Memorial Doll – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.
1263 2nd Lieut Eric De Wolf Rounsefell MC (RMC 1916) was the son of F. R. and Elizabeth de Wolf Rounsefell, of Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, British Columbia. He served with the Leinster Regiment. He died 3 Sep 1918. He was buried in the Nieuwkerke Churchyard in Belgium.
  • Leinster Regiment plaque – Leinster Regiment plaque at Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial – Memorial stairwell, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial Stained Glass – Memorial window, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial Arch – Memorial arch, Royal Military College of Canada

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