Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Forest H Mitchell

In memory of:

Lieutenant Forest H Mitchell

February 6, 1917

Military Service


Age:

35

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Additional Information


Son of David and Clara B. Mitchell, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 579 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY
Iraq

Grave Reference:

XXI. R. 2.

Location:

The Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery is 800 metres beyond the North Gate of the City of Baghdad on the south-eastern side of the road to Baguba. The North Gate Cemetery was begun In April 1917 and has been greatly enlarged since the end of the First World War by graves brought in from other burial grounds in Baghdad and northern Iraq, and from battlefields and cemeteries in Anatolia where Commonwealth prisoners of war were buried by the Turks. Commonwealth casualties of the First World War are commemorated by name in the cemetery, many of them on special memorials. During the Second World War, Baghdad was again an objective of Commonwealth forces. A base was established near the city and remained in use until 1946. Within the cemetery is the Baghdad (North Gate) (Khanaqin) Memorial, commemorating 104 Commonwealth and 439 Polish servicemen of the Second World War buried in Khanaqin War Cemetery which, owing to difficulty of access, could not be properly maintained. A memorial has also been erected at Khanaqin. Note: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission strongly advises that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should be contacted before attempting to visit Iraq. Their details are as follows:
Travel Advice Unit Consular Division Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building
London, England
SW1A 2AF
Tel: 0207 008 0232/0233
Fax: 0207 008 0164

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe, Toronto Wednesday January 5, 1916
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lt. Forest Mitchell was born in Drummondville, Quebec.  Mitchell enlisted with the first Canadian Contingent at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, on September 24th, 1914.  He was a civil engineer and contractor.   In honoured memory.

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