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Gordon Ashford Mitchell

In memory of:

Private Gordon Ashford Mitchell

April 29, 1915

Boulogne, France

Military Service


Service Number:

16969

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

April 8, 1889
Sarnia, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 23, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Frederick and Bertha Mitchell, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 29 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. F. 13.

Location:

Wimereux is a small town situated about 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and come off at Junction 4. Take the road to Wimereux north, D242, for approximately 2 kilometres, following the road through the roundabout. Take the first turn on the left immediately after the roundabout and the WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY lies approximately 200 metres down this road on the left hand side. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the communal cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Gordon Ashford Mitchell– Private Gordon Ashford Mitchell
(Courtesy of 'So Far From Home, Armstrong's Fallen of the Great War', Leonard J. Gamble, Author)
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of GORDON ASHFORD MITCHELL– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 2 February 1915.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Gordon Ashford Mitchell enlisted in the First Canadian Contingent at Valcartier Camp, Quebec, on September 23rd, 1914.  He was born in Sarnia, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Wimmereux Communal Cemetery
  • Grave marker– Grave marker of Private Gordon Ashford Mitchell.
(Courtesy of 'So Far From Home, Armstrong's Fallen of the Great War', Leonard J. Gamble, Author)
  • Grave Marker

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