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John Simpson

In memory of:

Private John Simpson

March 2, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

180487

Age:

17

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

25th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 18, 1897

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Simpson, of 2206, Belmont Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia. Native of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 326 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:

IV. E. 12.

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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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of March 15, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y81uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Daily Colonist of March 16, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y82uvic#page/n0/mode/1up

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