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Russell Lambert Boyle

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Russell Lambert Boyle

April 25, 1915

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

10th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 6 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. M. 54.

Location:

POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 10.5 Km west of Ieper town centre, in the town of Poperinge itself. From Ieper Poperinge is reached via N308. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J.Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the town of Poperinge the left hand turning from the N308 leads onto the R33 Poperinge ring road. 1 Km along the N33 lies the right hand turning onto Deken De Bolan.The POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 200 metres from the ring road level with the junction with Polenlaan, on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Border to Boys. Mircoform Sequence 12; Volume Number 131829_B016721; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 156 Page 917 of 934.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of RUSSELL LAMBERT BOYLE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • War Memorial– A World War One Memorial plaque on the Old Calgary City Hall is dedicated in memory of LCol R.L. Boyle Officers NCOs & men of the Tenth Battalion who fell at the Second Battle of Ypres April 22nd 1915. Erected by surviving members of the Battalion. To the honour and glory of the officers, NCOS and men of the Calgary Highlanders who gave their lives in the War 1939-1945. God Save our King
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– Letter published in the Renfrew Mercury for 21 May 1915 referring to the death of Russell Lambert Boyle.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Russell Boyle– Photo Glenbow Archives credit

Photo copyright: Glenbow Archives
 NA-2362-38
Reproduced with permission from the Glenbow Archives, 
website www.glenbow.org

Submitted by, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Calgary Herald May 28, 1915.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Story pg 2
Calgary Herald May 28, 1915, page 15.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Story pg 3
Calgary Herald May 28, 1915, page 15.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Story pg 4
Calgary Herald May 28, 1915, page 15.
  • Newspaper Clipping– A tribute to Lt.-Col R. H. Boyle appeared in the Toronto Evening Telegram on May 1st, 1915.  It refers to the Canadian counter-attacks at the 2nd Battle of Ypres in April 1915.
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker
Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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