Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Francis Martin Hetherington

In memory of:

Lieutenant Francis Martin Hetherington

August 18, 1916

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

52nd Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 102 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. J. 2.

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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  • Group Photo– 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
  • Grave Marker– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Stone of Remembrance– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Francis Hetherington– University of Manitoba Roll of Honour 1914-1918.  Winnipeg, 1923. Roll of the Fallen (pg. 20) - HETHERINGTON, Francis Martin:  LL.B. 1915; Enlisted 31-8-15; Lieut. 61st Battn.; Transferred to 52nd Battn.; Service in France; Killed in Action 18-8-16.
  • 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. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • 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)

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