Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Harry Akers

In memory of:

Private Arthur Harry Akers

September 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

2476545

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

52nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 1, 1886

Son of Jane Akers, of Smethwick, Staffs, England.

Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. C. 36.

Location:

Tilloy-les-Cambrai is a village on the north-western outskirts of the town of Cambrai and a little east of the road to Douai. Follow the N30 (Cambrai Ring Road) from Cambrai to its junction with the Tilloy-les-Cambrai road, the D49, just after the junction of the N30 and the N43 (Douai road). Follow the D49 for approximately 2.2 kilometres, crossing the bridge over the motorway, to a side road on the west-south-west (left) side. The Canada Cemetery lies 200 metres away at the end of the side road. Tilloy was captured by the Canadian Corps about the 1st October, 1918, in the face of strong opposition, and the cemetery was made by their Burial Officer on the 13th October. It is enclosed by a brick wall, and sheltered from the road by a row of willows; and a maple tree is planted at the South-East corner.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial Cross– We found this memorial cross GRI whilst clearing out my Father's possessions from my step Mother's attic. We believe it may have been held for safe keeping  by my Grandmother Madeline May who lived near Smethwick, Staffordshire, UK. We would like to repatriate it to Arthur's family if they are still contactable?
  • Grave Marker

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