Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edward William Meeres

In memory of:

Gunner Edward William Meeres

July 3, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

301929

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

5th Brigade.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, "For conspicicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Farbus on May 3rd. During the operations Gunners Meeres, and Driver A.E. Moore continuously went through a very heavy enemy barrage in order to discover and mend breaks in the lines. Their excellent work enabled the Batery to engage many opportunity targets and assist in breaking up counter attacks which would not have been possible but for the great courage and coolness displayed by these two men." British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

January 28, 1896
Hill Farm, Ellisboro, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

October 1, 1915
Lethbridge, Alberta

Son of Thomas and Anne H. G.(nee Jolly) Meeres of Armstrong, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 292 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. K. 10.

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.

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