Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Knechtel

In memory of:

Second Corporal Arthur Knechtel

October 19, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

503058

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

11th Field Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

August 27, 1889

Son of Peter and Mina Knechtel, of Southampton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 269 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. H. 53.

Location:

The YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY is located to the North West of the town. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan along for 300 meters and turn right into M.Plumerlaan. The YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY is on the right hand side, approx 200 meters along.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Southampton Cenotaph – Arthur Knechtel was born on August 27th, 1889 in Hanover, Ontario. He joined the CEF on February 10th, 1916 in Edmonton, listing his prior occupation as a carpenter. His prior military experience was with the 32nd Bruce Regiment. His father, Peter Knechtel, lived in Southampton at that time.  Arthur Knechtel is remembered on the  Southampton Cenotaph. This war memorial includes plaques with the names of men from World Wars 1 & 2.  The WWI list is inscribed: "In grateful remembrance of the men of Southampton who fought and died in the Great War".  Southampton is in Bruce County, Ontario and is the oldest port on the Bruce Coast. This photograph was taken by Mr. Clive Freeman in the summer of 2002.
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