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Robert Harcourt Switzer

In memory of:

Private Robert Harcourt Switzer

February 22, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

540029

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Divisional Cyclist Company

Additional Information


Born:

April 29, 1894

Son of Robert Hezekiah Switzer and Alberta Francis Victoria May Switzer, of 271, Kennedy Avenue, Toronto. Born at ottawa Canada.

Commemorated on Page 335 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:

IV. D. 22.

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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