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John Stanley Finlayson

In memory of:

Private John Stanley Finlayson

August 30, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

651752

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 12, 1897

Son of William and Olive Halton Pinlayson, of Lorne, Bruce Co., Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 407 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SUN QUARRY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

D. 3.

Location:

Cherisy is a village approximately 13 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres south-east of the village on the north-east side of the D38 road to Hendecourt. Cherisy village was captured by the Allied 18th Division on May 3, 1917, but lost the same night; and it remained in German hands until it was retaken by the Canadian Corps on August 27, 1918. The cemetery takes it name from a flint quarry, known to the British Army as Sun Quarry, located a short distance south-east of Cherisy. The Cemetery covers an area of 462 square metres and is enclosed by brick walls.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Sun Quarry Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOHN STANLEY FINLAYSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Enlistment Cards– Records are property of the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

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