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James Clarence Buttimer

In memory of:

Private James Clarence Buttimer

November 10, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


19th Bn.

Additional Information


December 7, 1893
Dunmanway, Co. Cork, Ireland

Son of James and Clara Buttimer, of Sandymount, Dublin, Ireland.

Commemorated on Page 378 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

X. A. 35.


MONS(BERGEN) COMMUNAL CEMETERY is located in the north east of the town of Mons, on the Chemin de la Procession a road leading from the N56 connecting Mons to Brussels. 600 metres after the N56 leaves the R50 ring road lies the Chemin de la Procession. The MONS(BERGEN)COMMUNAL CEMETERY is located 1 km along the Chemin de la Procession on the left hand side of the road. Visitors should note that this site is restricted to normal cemetery opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Biography– Private James Buttimer nearly survived the end of WW 1. Just a few hours more were needed. An act of humanity got him killed.

Under cover of darkness, he attempted to bring in a casualty from "no man's land" near the Mons outskirts. Suddenly, a nervous German machine gun crew opening up on him. He was killed instantly. He was buried in the Mons Communal Cemetery soon after the Armistice was declared.

The Canadian Army provided a list, based on individual casualty reports, of casualties for Nov 10th which gave 34 KIA, 25 wounded, some subsequently died (a previous list gave 8 officers/49 ORs killed) with only one man killed on Nov 11th, 1918.

On November 10 the 9th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery was in Ghlin. At 15:40 a shell burst on the 36th battery wounding Lieutenant Longworth who died a short time later at the dressing station.
  • Photo of James C. Buttimer– Pte. James C. Buttimer, as a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Toronto, was remembered in the "Trinity War Book" published by the church in 1921.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Burbank to Bytheway. Microform Sequence 16; Volume Number 31829_B016725. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 160.  Page 841 of 926.
  • Trinity War Book

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