Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Peter Canavan

In memory of:

Private Peter Canavan

October 8, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

3314082

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 28, 1892

Commemorated on Page 380 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. A. 1.

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

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Canavan to Caswell. Microform Sequence 18; Volume Number 31829_B016727. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 162.  Page 5 of 1004.
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of Peter Canavan– Photo of Pvt. Peter Canvan C-1916
Taken in Camp in Canada.
  • Memorial– The Cenotaph at Memorial Park in St. Catharines, Ontario, was dedicated on August 7th, 1927 by the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII), and unveiled by Brigadier General W. B. M. King, C.M.G., D.S.O.  The names of St. Catharines men who died as a result of their service during World War I are listed on two bronze tablets located at City Hall.

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