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James Stephenson Blenkin

In memory of:

Sergeant James Stephenson Blenkin

April 18, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

237017

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Railway Troops

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of John and Barbara Blenkin, of Hull, England; husband of Frances A. Blenkin, of Dunbarton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 370 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VIII. D. 30.

Location:

Lapugnoy is a village and commune in Pas-de-Calais, 6 kilometres west of Bethune. From the centre of Lapugnoy, head south-west on the D70 in the direction of Marles-les-Mines. On the outskirts of the centre there is a crucifix at the side of the main road, turn right here towards Allouagne. After approximately 500 metres there is a track on the left hand side (the Cemetery is signposted here) and the LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY can be found on the left hand side, approximately 500 metres, along this track.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Death Registry– Source:  Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Blampie to Booth; Mircoform Sequence 11; Volume Number 131829_B016720; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 155 Page 139 of 762.
  • Toronto's Old City Hall– The 204th (Beavers) Memorial plaque is located inside Toronto's Old City Hall.
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque
  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial Plaque
  • Commemorative Plaque– WWI Memorial Plaque for the 204th (Beavers) Battalion.  Old City Hall, Queen St., Toronto, Ontario.
  • Sons of England War Memorial– Designed by Charles Adamson in bronze and granite, the Sons of England war memorial is located on University Avenue at Elm Street in Toronto.  The inscription on this 1923 Memorial reads:   ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF TORONTO DISTRICTS SONS OF ENGLAND BENEFIT SOCIETY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.
  • Close up of Sons of England War Memorial– James Stephenson Blenkin's name is included on the SOE War Memorial.
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker - Lapugnoy Military Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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