Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gohachi Shibata

In memory of:

Private Gohachi Shibata

June 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

228388

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

52nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 17, 1884
Hiroshima-shi, Japan

Enlistment:

May 20, 1916
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Mrs. Uta Shibata, of Yokokawacho, Hiroshima-shi, Japan.

Commemorated on Page 325 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

G. 49.

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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