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John Drysdale

In memory of:

Bombardier John Drysdale

October 7, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

301102

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

9th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

May 19, 1893

Son of William C. and Flora Drysdale, of 26, Dundrennan Rd., Langside, Glasgow, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. F. 9.

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: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 1069 of 1076.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2008

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