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George Avon Rawson

In memory of:

Private George Avon Rawson

May 12, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

874314

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

27th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 2, 1881

Son of Henry and Eliza Rawson, of 240, Hampstead Rd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. K. II.

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

  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Medal
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Wimereux Communal Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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