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John Benjamin Cross

In memory of:

Company Sergeant Major John Benjamin Cross

June 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

10592

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

12th Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

February 21, 1893

Son of Mrs. S. Cross, of Sittingbourne, Kent, England.

Commemorated on Page 223 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:

IV. C. 15.

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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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 761 of 788.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram December 1914. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Headstone of John B. Cross– RIP
  • Newspaper Clipping– CSM John Benjamin Cross signed his military attestation at Valcartier Camp in Quebec on September 22nd, 1914.

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