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Norman Daniel Franklin Wight

In memory of:

Private Norman Daniel Franklin Wight

June 10, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

68262

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Harvey and Anna Bell Wight, of Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 182 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. E. 4.

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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  • Bible (inside cover)– Inside cover of Private N.D. Wight's bible.  As you can see, this bible is dedicated to Norman Wight (my great uncle) by Annabelle Wight on the right hand side.  And on the left hand it is dedicated to my father Norman Wight by my grandmother.  My father was born on January 2, 1917, and was given this bible when he went to serve with the West Nova Scotia Regiment during the Second World War. My father gave it to me, when I joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1980.  I am currently with 416 Squadron, Cold Lake, Alberta.
  • Bible (back cover)– Back cover of Prvate N.D. Wight's bible.
  • 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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