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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Samuel Gustavus Beckett

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Gustavus Beckett

March 1, 1917

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

75th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Edward and Mary Ann Butland Beckett, of Toronto; husband of Florence Ethel Fletcher Beckett, of 404, Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 199 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VILLERS STATION CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VII. D. 1.

Location:

Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The VILLERS STATION CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– The Golden Book (Canadian Military Institute, 1927)
  • Memorial– The Golden Book (Canadian Military Institute, 1927)
  • Press Clipping– Source: William Perkins Bull. "From Brock to Currie: the military development and exploits of Canadians in general and of the men of Peel in particular, 1791 to 1930."  Toronto 1935, pg. 403.
  • Photo of SAMUEL GUSTAVUS BECKETT– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives.
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The 75th Battalion is perpetuated since World War One in the Toronto Scottish Regiment.

Source: Toronto Daily Star  early 1918 (courtesy 'Pages of the Past' online archive)
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper Clipping - 1915.
  • Newspaper Clipping– TORONTO GLOBE online archive
1918 Mar. 21
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article includes the story of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Samuel G. Beckett.
  • Newspaper Clipping– A report on early 1916 military training exercises in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Cemetery– Entrance - Villers Station Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Villers Station Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker

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