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Michael Joseph Whelan

In memory of:

Private Michael Joseph Whelan

September 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

1042072

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.)

Citation(s):

Victory Medal, British War Medal

Additional Information


Born 5 March 1894 in Pembroke, Ontario Son of Michael and Hannah Whelan, of Pembroke, Ontario. He enlisted on 12 August 1916 in Renfrew, Ontario. He was single and embarked to England on the SS Megantic on 14 May 1917.

Commemorated on Page 521 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. 24.

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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