In memory of those who died this day during the Great War

  • 1915 73386 Joseph Martin, Infantry
    Buried at Military Cemetery, Shorncliffe, Kent
  • 1915 123 George Torrance, Infantry
    Buried at Earlsfield Cem, Wandsworth, London
  • 1916 420026 George Burton, Infantry
    Buried at Riddrie Park Cem, Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1917 1054442 Philip Francis Le Cornu, Infantry
    Buried at Churchyard, St Mary, Jersey
  • 1917 2188325 Hugh McDowell, Railway Troops
    Buried at St Nicholas C of Ireland Ch, Carrickfergus, C Antrim
  • 1917 186663 Archibald Nellis Peters, Infantry
    Buried at All Saints Chyd Ext, Orpington, Kent
  • 1917 1048897 Stanley Newman Ripley, Forestry Corps
    Buried at Christ Church, Esher, Surrey
  • 1918 1093263 Frank Davey, Infantry
    Buried at Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire
  • 1918 3136042 Elie Maurice Gerard, Infantry
    Buried at Kirkdale Cem, Liverpool, Lancashire
  • 1918 Lieut Leslie Farries Gordon, Infantry
    Buried at Military Cemetery, Netley, Hampshire
  • 1918 697081 Kazuo Harada, Infantry
    Buried at Military Cemetery, Netley, Hampshire
  • 1918 3323727 Henry Lawrence, Engineers
    Buried at Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire
  • 1918 3322747 Andrew Millar Moyes, Infantry
    Buried at Kirkdale Cem, Liverpool, Lancashire
  • 1918 3322843 Hiram Smith, Infantry
    Buried at Kirkdale Cem, Liverpool, Lancashire
  • 1918 2010490 Thomas Orville Sticker, Engineers
    Buried at Kirkdale Cem, Liverpool, Lancashire
  • 1918 2013469 James Toon, Engineers
    Buried at Kirkdale Cem, Liverpool, Lancashire

About the authors

Diana and Adrian

The Authors

Meet the grave hunters: British retirees battle overgrown cemeteries to find long-lost Canadian war dead

(A feature by The National Post - April 6, 2017)

British couple takes on personal mission to put names to graves of Canada’s war dead

(A feature by Global News in July, 2016)

This long-term study entitled “Far From Home” is a post-retirement and not-for-profit undertaking by published authors Diana Beaupré & Adrian Watkinson, who live in the southeast region of England.

Diana is half French-Canadian and has a deeply personal fascination for anything Canadian. Her 1st Class Honours Degree in American and Canadian Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University was completed in 2007.

Her period of study served to fuel Diana’s long established passion for research.

The volume on Shorncliffe in Folkestone and featured on this site, has its roots in Diana's final year Dissertation at University. Subsequently, a paper entitled: "En Route To Flanders Fields: the Canadians at Shorncliffe During The Great War" was published by the London Journal of Canadian Studies. (Volume 23: "War and Peace in Canadian History"™ is available online).

Adrian is a Graduate in Hotel and Catering Management at Hendon College of Technology, London (1969) and has expanded his lifelong interest in history into this current project. He also dedicates much of his time to genealogy research.

Diana & Adrian are undaunted by the huge challenge of finding, photographing and producing profiles for the 3899 WW1 Canadian service men and women commemorated in graves and memorials throughout Great Britain, which are to be found across a staggering 870 different locations. We are determined to complete the biggest part of the study in time for the Centennial anniversary of The Great War and plan to finish it completely by 2019.

We have also written and published articles on Canadian WW1 topics and these can be found on the “Published Articles” page.

Lyette Brochu

Lyette Brochu

Lyette Brochu, a friend and dedicated genealogist with an ex-military background, is on hand in Quebec to help out with research when needed. Without her help, this project would have been considerably delayed. We greatly appreciate her unstinting work and support.

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