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Cecil Wallar Duke

In memory of:

Private Cecil Wallar Duke

May 19, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

117233

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


Son of Robert P. and Ella Duke, of Banff, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 80 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. M. 1.

Location:

MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY is located 2 Kilometres east of Ieper town centre, on the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. The MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY is located 800 metres along the Meenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Duane to Dzhobiewski. Microform Sequence 30; Volume Number 31829_B016739. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 174. Page 279 of 1062.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Clipping from Calgary Herald.
  • Newspaper clipping– Calgary Herald May 29, 1916
  • Central Methodist Montage– Central Methodist (United) Church, Calgary, Alberta.  The Memorial Tablet has the following dedication:  IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION OF CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL WHO SERVED IN  THE GREAT WAR.  The Memorial Tablet was unveiled on Sunday, July 1st, 1923.
  • Central Methodist Memorial Tablet– Detail of World War One Memorial Tablet at Central Methodist (United) Church in Calgary. There are 204 names in total listed. The central section lists 36 names on the Roll of Honour while the two outside sections list the men who served and survived the war.
  • Newspaper article
  • Entrance
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker
  • Banff War Memorial– Banff (Alberta) War Memorial.   Erected by the Mount Rundle chapter of the I.O.D.E. and unveiled September 2nd, 1923 near the Great War Veterans' Association Memorial Hall on Banff avenue.  It was made of stone from Mount Rundle.   The current memorial includes a pair of World War Two panels with 29 names on either side of a central panel listing 52 World War One names.  It is now located at the front wall of the Royal Canadian Legion, Colonel Moore Branch #26, on Banff avenue.
  • Banff, Alberta– View of Banff avenue showing the location of the Royal Canadian Legion building - near the Canadian flag.  The Banff (Alberta) War Memorial is located outdoors on the front wall of this building.
  • Photo of Cecil Wallar Duke– Photo from They Gathered at the River

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