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Robert Alexander Dewar

In memory of:

Gunner Robert Alexander Dewar

April 16, 1917


Near Vimy, France

Military Service


Service Number:

300241

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

9th Bde.

Additional Information


Born:

April 15, 1897
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

November 1, 1915
Ottawa, Ontario

Commemorated on Page 227 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. A. 12.

Location:

Thelus is a village 7 kilometres north of Arras and BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY is about half a mile east of the village on the south side of the D49 road to Bailleul-sire-Berthoult.

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: Deuel to Domoney. Microform Sequence 28; Volume Number 31829_B016737. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 172. Page 141 of 1084. He was buried just South of Vimy, 3 ¾ miles South of Lens. Subsequently, his body was exhumed and re-interred in BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY.
  • Photo of Robert Alexander Dewar– From "Our Heroes in The Great World War", compiled by J. H. De Wolfe, Patriotic Publishing Co., Ottawa, Ontario, 1919.  This book includes hundreds of photographs of soldiers, however, there were often discrepancies in editing between the details published, and the official record. The attestation papers confirm this soldier's identity.
  • Attestation Paper (Front)
  • Attestation Paper (back)
  • Group photo– Bob(Robert)Dewar and Edward Findlay. Photo taken between 1915 and 1917
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Bois Carre British Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge at the eastern edge of the town of Thelus, France. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Bois Carre British Cemetery– Bois Carre British Cemetery - The Bois Carre British Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge at the eastern edge of the town of Thelus, France. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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