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Jeremiah Patrick O'Shea

In memory of:

Private Jeremiah Patrick O'Shea

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

219634

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Additional Information


Husband of Sarah Ann Tyzick Cummings (formerly O'shea), of Carleton Place, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 304 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

C. 11.

Location:

The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery stands on the western slopes of Vimy Ridge above the village of Souchez. The Cemetery is best reached by car or by foot from the village of Souchez, which is situated on the D937 Arras-Bethune road. Starting from the village square, the cemetery is signposted by CWGC directional signs and is approximately 3 kilometres outside of the village. Givenchy-en-Gohelle was taken by the 2nd Canadian Division on the 13th April, 1917 and remained in British hands during the rest of the War. The Canadian Cemetery was begun by the Canadian Corps, under the name of C.D. 20 in March, 1917, and two further graves were added in March, 1918. The cemetery covers an area of 308 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.  This book includes hundreds of photographs of soldiers, however, there were often discrepancies in editing between the details published, and the official record. The attestation papers confirm this soldier's identity.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Perth Courier for 4 May 1917.
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery– The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, located on Vimy Ridge. The cemetery is in a wooded area, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. (J. Stephens)
  • Memorial– Carleton Place cenotaph in Beckwith Park
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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