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Roy Clingersmith

In memory of:

Private Roy Clingersmith

July 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

55590

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 1, 1892
Ridgetown, Ontario

Enlistment:

November 12, 1914
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Son of Robert Clingersmith of Ridgetown, Ontario. Cousin of Elsie Clingersmith of Blenheim, Ontario, William who also served in the First World War and Pte Leonard Clingersmith, who served also with the 19th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) and lost his life on August 15, 1917 and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial. He was single and a clerk. Pte Clingersmith is also commemorated on the Ridgetown Cenotaph.

Commemorated on Page 68 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY (ENCLOSURE 4)
Belgium

Grave Reference:

Enclosure No.4 I. R. 5.

Location:

BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY ENCLOSURE NO.4 is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N365), the road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Roy Clingersmith– Photo of Roy Clingersmith
  • Grave marker– Out of respect
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice

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