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Harry Beech

In memory of:

Sapper Harry Beech

October 4, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

2005586

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

5th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 28, 1894

Commemorated on Page 366 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 15.

Location:

Bourlon is a village approximately 6 kilometres west of Cambrai. It lies between the main Cambrai to Bapaume road (N30) and the Cambrai to Arras road (D939). The BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY is signposted from the centre of the village as is the Canadian Forces Memorial. On approaching the Memorial the road should be followed to the left where an unsurfaced track descends about 200 metres to the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bea to Belisle. Mircoform Sequence 7; Volume Number 31829_B016717. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 151.  Page 527 of 724.
  • British Home Children Roll of Honour
  • Essay– Belle Isle Regional High School - 'Lest We Forget - Springfield, New Brunswick'

In the Spring of 2008, the Grade 11 Modern History students at Belle Isle Regional High School completed biographies for eighteen First World War soldiers.  Their assignment was part of the ¿Lest We Forget¿ project initiated by Blake Seward, a history teacher, in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

The students researched individuals from Norton, New Brunswick who died while serving in the First World War.  There are 44 names listed on the local cenotaph, Riverbank Memorial and it is their intention to continue this project until students have completed biographies on all the individuals listed.  Their teacher, Stephen Wilson, then intends to research the soldiers from the Second World War.
  • Essay
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  • Cemetery– Photo source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Website
  • A bible that was given to Harry– Photo Courtesy of Pauline Mercer
  • Photo of Harry Beech– Harry when he was a young boy
Source: Pauline Mercer Collection
  • Group Photo– A picture of some soldiers Beech sent to the Mercers.
Source: Pauline Mercer Collection
  • Letter– Letters sent to the Mercers
Source: Pauline Mercer Collection
  • Letter– Letters sent to the Mercers
Source: Pauline Mercer Collection

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