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Arthur Loyer

In memory of:

Private Arthur Loyer

October 1, 1918
Sancourt, France

Military Service


Service Number:

1012039

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

2nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 14, 1897
Clarkstown (Eastview), Ontario

Enlistment:

March 31, 1916
Hull, Outaouais, Quebec

Baptized Joseph-Maxime-Arthur Loyer. Son of Félix Loyer and Julie Hamelin, of Eastview (Ottawa), Ontario. He had declared to be born in 1896 when he enlisted.

When he arrived in France he was assigned to the 22nd Battalion but he never joined the unit as such.

After three months in the Canadian Corps reinforcement camp, he was attached on February 26th, 1918, to the 5th Brigade's machine gun company. Then, a month later, he was transferred from the strength of the 22nd Battalion to the 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps.

Commemorated on Page 451 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. A. 21.

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.

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