Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Edward Govenlock

In memory of:

Private Thomas Edward Govenlock

September 30, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

475460

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

21st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 5, 1892

Son of Mr. and Mrs J M Govenlock, of Seaforth, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 93 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

XVII. N. 7.

Location:

Ovillers is a village about 5 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert off the D929 road to Bapaume. The OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 500 metres west of the village on the D20 road to Aveluy. The OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY is signposted in the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.  The information on this Honour Roll may differ from other sources as it was compiled by the Department of Education in Toronto, Ontario, from "...varied and numerous sources, that mistakes are inevitable."
  • Photo of Thomas Govenlock– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The name of "Pte. T. E. Govenlock 21st Bn" is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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