Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Cruickshank

In memory of:

Private George Cruickshank

April 10, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

814664

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


Born:

May 4, 1885
Glasgow, Scotland

Son of George and Barbara Cruickshank, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 223 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. 2.

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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  • Photo of GEORGE CRUICKSHANK – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping – Pte. George Cruickshank was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  He enlisted on February 3rd, 1916, in Cobourg, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Pte. George Cruickshank is mentioned in this article about his brother, Pte. James H. Cruickshank.   Article dated March 27th, 1918, Toronto Evening Telegram.
  • War Memorial – 139th Battalion (Northumberland County) War Memorial plaque, 1919.   130 
names of men who originally enlisted with this Ontario unit.  On display at 
the Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario.  Also shown - 
Cobourg (Ontario) War Memorial at Victoria Park.
  • Circumstances of death registers – Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Crossley to Cyrs. Microform Sequence 25; Volume Number 31829_B016734. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 169. Page 207 of 890.
  • Memorial – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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