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Sydney Reginald Dunford

In memory of:

Private Sydney Reginald Dunford

August 20, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


18th Bn.

Additional Information


December 16, 1895
Brockenhurst, Hants, England

Son of William and Eunice Dunford, of Warminster, Wilts, England.

Commemorated on Page 231 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:

V. C. 16.


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.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– "Died of Wounds"
While on duty in "Chickory Trench". opposite Lens, during an enemy barrage on the evening of August 19th 1917, he was hit in the leg with shrapnel. He was evacuated to No. 23 Casualty Clearing Station where he died the following day.

Contributed by E.Edwards

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