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George William Balley

In memory of:

Private George William Balley

June 3, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

77231

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 29, 1877

Son of Capt. John Balley and his wife, Elizabeth, of Ilfracombe, Devon, England.

Commemorated on Page 50 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. A. 17.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 3, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y150uvic#mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 3, 1915. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist57y150uvic#mode/1up
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of July 1, 1916. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y174uvic#mode/1up.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 787 of 1072.
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer & J. Stephens 2010)

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