Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Stuart Bruce Van Kleeck

In memory of:

Major Stuart Bruce Van Kleeck

September 29, 1918

Near Bourlon Village, France

Military Service






2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)


British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


September 18, 1884
Madoc, Ontario


October 23, 1915
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Peter and Margaret (nee Armstrong) Van Kleeck. Spouse of Ruth Clark. Brother of Dr. Peter Van Kleeck of Armstrong, British Columbia, Jenny, Annie, Martha and Margaret. His nephew, Flight Lieutenant Bruce Van Kleeck, 69 (R.A.F.) Squadron lost his life on 11 October 1944.

Commemorated on Page 516 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. E. 1.


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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  • Gravestone for Stuart B. VanKleeck– Major VanKleeck's headstone, Bourlon Wood Cemetery, France.
  • Osgoode Hall War Memorial
  • Photo of Stuart Bruce Van Kleeck– Major Stuart Bruce Van Kleeck
(Courtesy of 'So Far From Home, Armstrong's Fallen of the Great War', Leonard J. Gamble, Author)
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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