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Edgar Hyman Goldstein

In memory of:

Gunner Edgar Hyman Goldstein

August 15, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

336901

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

66th Bty. 2nd Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

December 27, 1896
Montreal, Québec

Enlistment:

March 28, 1916
Montreal, Québec

Son of Jacob and Ida Goldstein, Westmount, Montreal. He was single and employed as a credit man. He went overseas with a draft of the 66th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. His first stripes, given up voluntarily when he left for France, he regained on the Somme Front when attached to a Howitzer Battery of the 2nd Division, Canadian Field Artillery. He refused a medal, offered him for distinguished service, saying that he was no braver than others and that all had done their best, and was recommended for a lieutenancy. He was killed at the Battle of Loos, on the very day of his departure for England to take up his commission, after ten months' continuous service at the Front, including action at Courcellette, the Somme, Albert, Arras, Vimy Ridge and Lens.

Commemorated on Page 244 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY
Nord, France

Grave Reference:

II. K. 19.

Location:

Maroc is a cemetery located in the village of Grenay which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Bethune. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune. After Loos-en-Gohelle turn left (after the petrol station) and follow straight on. The MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY is a few kilometres on the right side of the road, in the village. The Cemetery was begun by French troops in August, 1915, but it was first used as a British Cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January, 1916. During the greater part of the War it was a front-line cemetery, protected from enemy observation by a slight rise in the ground, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances. Plot II was begun in April, 1917, by the 46th (North Midland) Division. By the middle of October, 1918, Plot III, Row A and part of Row B, had been filled; and the remainder of Plot III and the ends of certain rows in Plot I contain the remains of soldiers buried on the battlefields, or in small cemeteries, North and East of Grenay, and brought in after the Armistice. The 8th Canadian Battalion erected a wooden memorial in the cemetery to their officers and men who fell in the Battle of Hill 70 (East of Loos) on the 15th August, 1917.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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