Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Benjamin McDiarmaid

In memory of:

Captain Benjamin McDiarmaid

September 30, 1918

Military Service


Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

54th Bn.

Citation(s):

Mentioned in Despatches.

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Son of James and Jessie McDiarmaid, of Evansburgh, Alberta. Native of Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 455 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

A. 1.

Location:

The route to the Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery is signposted from the D939 at Raillencourt and is located 1 kilometre north of Sailly on the D140 on the left hand side of the road towards Sancourt. Sailly is a village in the Department of the Nord approximately 3 kilometres north-west of Cambrai just to the north of the main road from Arras to Cambrai (D939). The "Marcoing Line," one of the German defence systems before Cambrai, ran from Marcoing Northward through Sailly to the West of Cantimpre and the East of the village of Haynecourt. The Cemetery at Cantimpre was originally called the Marcoing Line British Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Press Clipping – From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.

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