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Robert Soulsby

In memory of:

Lieutenant Robert Soulsby

May 31, 1917

Military Service


Age:

42

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

9th Bn.

Additional Information


Husband of E. A. Soulsby. of 649, Rhodes Avenue, Toronto,

Commemorated on Page 330 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:

VI. J. 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.

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  • Memorial– Robert Soulsby's name was included on The Collingwood Shipbuilding Company Ltd. 1914 - 1918 Roll of Honour. This company was located in Collingwood, Ontario. Source:  The Standard / Canada's Aid to the Allies and Peace Memorial.  Edited by Frederick Yorston. Published by the Montreal Standard Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal.  This large Souvenir Edition magazine included Rolls of Honour for various prominent Canadian businesses.
  • Photo of ROBERT SOULSBY– Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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