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John Hales Sweet

In memory of:

Major John Hales Sweet

April 9, 1917

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)


72nd Bn.

Additional Information

Son of The Ven. Archdeacon J. H. S. Sweet and Mrs. Sweet, of 1613, Wilmot Place, Victoria, British Columbia. B.A., New Brunswick University. Member of the firm of Messrs. Bond and Sweet, Barristers, &C., of Vancouver. Born in Dalhousie, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 335 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VIII. A. 23.


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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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of April 17, 1917. Image taken from web address of
  • Photo of John Hales Sweet– Major John Hales Sweet, Killed Monday, April 9, Vimy Ridge.

This photo was taken from the Book of Remembrance published by the University of New Brunswick in 1919. The book includes biographies of the 32 UNB alumni killed in the First World War and photos of 31 of the 32 UNB alumni killed in the war.
  • Grave marker

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