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Henry Walter Vallance

In memory of:

Lieutenant Henry Walter Vallance

June 13, 1916

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


4th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of William and Maria Phelps Vallance.

Commemorated on Page 176 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:

LIII. E. 14.


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

  • Photo of Henry Walter Vallance– as it hangs in the Officers Mess of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.
  • Photo of HENRY WALTER VALLANCE– Silver Memorial Bugle from the collection of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. This Silver Bugle was presented by E. Victor Vallance, Esq. Lieut. 13th Royal Regt. 1908-1912 In Memory of his Brother Lieut. Henry Walter Vallance 13th Royal Regt. and 36th Battn. C.E.F. Killed in Action at Hill 62 13th June 1916. This Bugle will be sounded at the Menin Gate on 14 August 2017 by Cpl Brian Vautour, and played at Liuet. grave site on 15 Aug 2017.
  • Grave Marker– This was the Silver bugle that Henry Walter Vallance's brother Victor donated to the Regiment to honour the death of Henry. In August 2017 members from the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry visited battlefields and cemeteries in France and Belgium, end brought this bugle to the graveside of Henry Walter Vallance. Cpl Brian Vautour sounded the Last Post and Rouse while members of the Regiment stood at attention. 

The inscription on the bugle says: "Presented to the officers of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry by E. Victor Vallance Esq., Lieutenant 13th Royal Regiment, 1908-1912, in memory of his brother Lieutenant Henry Walter Vallance, 13th Royal Regiment and 36th Battalion c.e.f. (Canadian Expeditionary Force) killed in action at Hill 62, 13 June, 1916."
  • Honour Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • The Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote VC, CD Armoury– The Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote VC, CD Armoury, 200 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Plaque– Officers of the 13th Royal Regiment Memorial Plaque.  On display at the Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote VC, CD Armoury, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • War Memorial– War Memorial dedicated to the members of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church who lost their lives in the first and second World Wars.  Located on the grounds of the church at 70 James Street South in Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Inscription– Detail of the first World War names on the front of the War Memorial.
  • Roll of Honour– The Honour Rolls for church members who died as a result of their military 
service during World War One and Two are contained within a carved wooden stand.  St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Entrance
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker

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