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Eric Reginald Dennis

In memory of:

Captain Eric Reginald Dennis

April 5, 1917

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

2nd Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, London Gazette No. 29837 dated 24 November 1916, "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He commanded and handled his battalion under very trying circumstances with the greatest courage and ability. He has previously done very fine work." British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

July 18, 1895
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

September 3, 1915
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of the Honourable William and Agnes Dennis of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. B. 6.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • War Diary– Report of the funeral of Captain Dennis on Friday April 6, 1917, as reported in the War Diary for the 1st Canadian Division Medical Services.
  • 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
  • Memorial– St Andrews United, Halifax, NS
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Stained Glass Window– Photo Credit: Marilyn Gurney 

A stained glass window in St. Andrew's United Church, Halifax, NS is dedicated to Capt ER Dennis.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF
CAPT ER DENNIS - DIED VIMY RIDGE
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=6271
  • Photo of Eric Reginald Dennis– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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