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John Henry McCoy

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Henry McCoy

June 7, 1916

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of John and Florence McCoy, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 123 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:

VI. H. 41.

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

  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of January 30, 1916. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y43uvic#mode/1up
  • Photo of John Henry McCoy– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Badge– Cap badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Lt McCoy originally enlisted in the 15th Bn but was transferred to the     Bn.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 16th Bn CEF.  Lt McCoy originally a member of the 15th Bn was transferred to the 16th Bn.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial Plaque– Bank of Hamilton War Memorial Plaque. The Bank of Hamilton (1872-1924) 
headquarters was located during the first World War at King and James 
Street, Hamilton, Ontario.  Many of the men listed on this memorial were 
employed at Bank of Hamilton branches located across Canada.  The Bank 
merged with the Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1924.
  • Inscription
  • 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. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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