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John Branion

In memory of:

Bombardier John Branion

April 9, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Field Artillery


3rd Div. Trench Mortar Bty.

Additional Information


June 5, 1895

Son of David and Ellen Branion, of 1230, Wyandotte, Windsor, Ontario. Native of Aylmer, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. J. 9.


Neuville-St Vaast is a village 6.5 kilometres north of Arras, a little east of the road from Bethune to Arras. LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY lies to the south-west of the village on the north-west side of the road to the village of Maroeuil.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Bracebridge Gazette 25-Apr-1918
  • Photo of John Branion– John Branion - photo taken from a poster that was created soon after the end of WWI to honour Aylmer and Malahide's fallen
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press April 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Branion
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping; source unknown.
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."

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