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Bela Alonzo Colpitts

In memory of:

Private Bela Alonzo Colpitts

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

832184

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

February 24, 1890

Son of Thomas Whitfield Colpitts and Jenny Alma Colpitts, of Forest Glen, New Brunswick.

Brother of Private Cyril Carey Colpitts who died on September 14, 1916 while serving with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 218 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:

XIX. D. 4.

Location:

POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY is located 10 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Brugseweg (N313), a road connecting Ieper to Brugge. Two streets connect Ieper town centre onto the Brugseweg; Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto the Kalfvaartstraat. At the end of Kalfvaartstraat is a large junction on which Brugseweg is the first right hand turning. The cemetery itself lies 10 Km along the Brugseweg on the right hand side of the road after passing through the village of Poelcapelle (now Poelkapelle).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Gravemarker

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