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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Herbert Rhodes

In memory of:

Private Herbert Rhodes

November 29, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

184035

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 5, 1887

Commemorated on Page 153 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. F. 16.

Location:

Souchez is a village some 12 kilometres north of Arras on the main road to Bethune and ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY is one mile south-east of the village. It lies in the valley which extends southwards from Souchez on the western side of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Attestation Papers– Herbert Rhodes along with a cousin came to Canada in April 1908.  They arrived in Cochrane, Alberta.  Herb farmed in the community of Jumping Pound.  He called his farm "Dog Tail Ranch"  He wrote home about how the area reminded him of home in England.  He was soon joined by brothers, his sister and his father, Thompson Rhodes.  He answered his country's call to duty in 1915.  He lost his life a Vimy ridge on Nov. 29 1916 just short of his 29th birthday.  He is buried in a town's cemetary south of Vimy Ridge.  He left his farm to his brother, my grandfather. Like my ancestors, my husband, my son and I continue to farm this land.  Thank you for your sacrifice Great Uncle Herb.  You and your buddies are remembered

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