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Herbert Spanner

In memory of:

Captain Herbert Spanner

December 28, 1916

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Division:

27th Squadron

Additional Information


Son of John William and Martha Jane Spanner, of 3 Hassard Avenue, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 574 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ERVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

D. 4.

Location:

Ervillers is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, between Arras and Bapaume, almost midway between Mory and Courcelles-le-Comte. The cemetery lies on the south-west side on the Rue de L'Eglise.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of HERBERT SPANNER– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– Excerpts from Huntsville ON Forester  25 May 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Excerpts from Huntsville ON Forester  26 Oct 1916
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester  18 Jan 1917
  • Newspaper clipping– Huntsville ON Forester  10 May 1917
  • Newspaper clipping– Toronto Daily Star, 01 Aug 1917 and Huntsville Forester, 02 Aug 1917 / Details of RFC Capt. Spanner's death and burial in France.  A witness initially identified burial in the Ervillers church yard.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • WWI War Memorial Windows– WWI War Memorial Windows at the Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario
  • Commemorative Plaque– WWI Memorial Plaque located in the Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario.  The current building was dedicated in 1872 as the Metropolitan Wesleyan Methodist Church.
  • Newspaper Clipping

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