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Ernest McGirr

In memory of:

Sergeant Ernest McGirr

August 21, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

75018

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

2nd Div.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Additional Information


Son of Alice and the late William McGirr, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 282 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

H. 38.

Location:

Bruay is a large village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres south-west of Bethune and 26 kilometres north-west of Arras. Leave Bruay on the N.41 heading north towards Berck. Turn right where signposts indicate Lews/Calonne Riquart. After 400 metres turn right again, sign Cimetiere Ouest. Continue up the hill past the miner memorial. The cemetery is found after one kilometre on the right hand side. The Commonwealth plot is in the far right hand corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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