Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edwin Ibbotson

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Edwin Ibbotson

April 11, 1917

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Division:

10th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, # 30001 Supplement to the London Gazette dated 23 March 1917 Temporary 2nd Lt. Edwin Ibbotson, N. Lan. R. "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a successful raiding party against the enemy and inflicted many casualties. Later, he assisted to rescue several wounded men under very heavy fire."

Additional Information


Born:

November 12, 1896
Birkdale, Lancashire, England

Enlistment:

December 8, 1914
Victoria, British Columbia

Son of Henry and Josephine Alberta (nee Sharples) Ibbotson, of Southport, England. Brother of Second Lieutenant Robert Ibbotson, Essex Regiment, killed in action 28 April 1917, George Frederick and Florence. Second Lieutenant Edwin Ibbotson, MC is commemorated on the Memorial at Salmon Arm, British Columbia; The Memorial erected by the municipalities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen, British Columbia; The War Memorial erected in 1923 by the Women's Auxiliary, war veterans and the citizens of Revelstoke, British Columbia. and on the Copper Memorial plaque at the Revelstoke Museum erected by the Canadian Bank of Commerce in honour of its employees who served in the First World War.

Commemorated on Page 578 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Bay 7

Location:

The ARRAS MEMORIAL is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, which is in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle in the western part of the town of Arras, near the Citadel and approximately 2 kilometres due west of the railway station. The ARRAS MEMORIAL commemorates over 35,000 casualties of the British, New Zealand and South African Forces who died between Spring 1916 and 7 August 1918, excluding casualties of the Battle of Cambrai in 1917, and who have no known grave. The design, by Sir Edward Lutyens, consists of a cloister built upon Doric columns and faces west. In the broader part of the site the colonnade returns to form a recessed and open court, terminated by an apse in front of which is the memorial to the Flying Services. The names of the casualties are carved on stone panels which are fixed to the Flying Services Memorial or to the cloister walls. The British Air Services originated in the use of balloons for purposes of reconnaissance. The balloon gave way to power-driven air machines and in 1911 an Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers was formed. In 1912 the Air Battalion was absorbed into the Royal Flying Corps which consisted of a Naval Wing and a Military Wing and a Central Flying School. These two wings developed during the course of the war, both sections expanding greatly until they combined and the Royal Air Force came into being on the 1 April 1918. The Flying Services Memorial commemorates over 1,000 men of the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force, who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Salmon Arm War Memorial– Second Lieutenant Edwin Ibbotson, MC is commemorated on the War Memorial dedicated to local veterans and war dead of the First and Seocnd World Wars and the Korean War.
  • Armstrong War Memorial– Second Lieutenant Edwin Ibbotson, MC is commemorated on the Cenotaph located at Memorial Park, Armstrong, British Columbia.
  • Revelstoke War Memorial– Second Lieutenant Edwin Ibbotson, MC is commemoated on the stone War Memorial in Revelstoke, British Columbia which was erected in 1923 by the Women's Auxiliary, war veterans and the citizens of Revelstoke, British Columbia.
  • Copper Plaque at Revelstoke Museum– Second Lieutenant Edwin Ibbotson, MC is commemorated on the Copper Plaque erected in the Revelstoke Museum in honour of the employees of the Revelstoke Canadian Bank of Commerce Branch who served during the First World War.
  • War Memorial– War Memorial, Salmon Arm & District, British Columbia. Inscribed:
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN FROM SALMON ARM DISTRICT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918. OUR HEROIC DEAD / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE.
  • Photo of Edwin Ibbotson– In memory of the employees from the Canadian Bank Of Commerce (CIBC) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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