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John Vinson

In memory of:

Corporal John Vinson

April 15, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)


7th Bn.

Additional Information


December 5, 1882
Sydney, Australia


September 18, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Commemorated on Page 177 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VI. E. 34.


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

  • Photo of JOHN VINSON– Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame photograph X979.190.1 excerpt of John 'Jocko' Vinson, trainer for Vancouver Athletic Club 1911-1913 Mann Cup champions, killed in 1916 during the First World War ~ ~ ~ As the Director of Archives & Acquisitions for the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, I give you permission to use this photograph image (public domain) from our collection for honouring Cpl. Jocko Vinson.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of May 3, 1916. Image taken from web address of
  • 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– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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