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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Harold James Moorcroft

In memory of:

Private Harold James Moorcroft

July 18, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

169006

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

13th Bn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 137 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:

III. E. 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.

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  • Grave Marker– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Stone of Remembrance ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Town Hall– This is the Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.  There is a Roll of Honour inside on which Harold's name is commemorated
  • Roll of Honour– The Roll of Honour inside the Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent.
  • Inscription– Harold's name on the Roll of Honour.  He was a butcher by trade.  He enlisted as Harold Moore on 26th July 1915 at Shorncliffe, Kent, England having previously served in the US Army.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker of H. Moore (aka - HAROLD JAMES MOORCROFT) 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)
  • 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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