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George Swainsbury

In memory of:

Sergeant George Swainsbury

June 6, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

53531

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 13, 1887

Son of George and Sarah Swainsbury, of London, England; husband of Rebecca E. Swainsbury, of 59, East 24th St., Mount Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 170 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. M. I.

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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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Newspaper clipping via Dawn Hueston. It is believed that the mention of the D.C.M. was in error. There is no evidence of this soldier receiving a D.C.M. in his service record.

Contributed by E.Edwards www.18thbattalioncef.wordpress.com
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker

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