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George Balfour Bethune

In memory of:

Private George Balfour Bethune

July 15, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

133156

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

13th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 22, 1886
Markinch, Fife, Scotland

Enlistment:

November 12, 1915
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Andrew and Agnes Bethune, of Markinch, Fife, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 54 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:

IV. A. 18.

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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  • Attestation Paper– Attestation Paper  (Source Library and Archives Canada.  Soldiers of the First World War)
  • Attestation Paper– Attestation Paper  (Source Library and Archives Canada.  Soldiers of the First World War)
  • 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)
  • Memorial– Stone of Remembrance ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cemetery ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • 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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