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

  • 1916 282555 George Gordon De Laney, Infantry
    Buried at St Mary Churchyard, Bramshott, Hampshire
  • 1916 724248 John James Fitzgerald, Infantry
    Buried at St Joseph RC Church, Grayshott, Hampshire
  • 1916 135170 Harry Reginald Jackson, Infantry
    Buried at Lawns Wood Cem, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • 1916 136366 Thomas Munro Niven, Engineers
    Buried at Craighton Cemetery, Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1916 331888 William Rudland Wells, Field Artillery
    Buried at Milford Cem, Witley, Surrey
  • 1917 490290 John Albert Drake, Railway Troops
    Buried at Cemetery, Brighouse, Yorkshire
  • 1917 722087 Henry George Giles, Labour Corps
    Buried at Efford Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon
  • 1917 886428 Harry Hoye Knutson, Infantry
    Buried at Cemetery, Norwich, Norfolk
  • 1919 2499367 Christopher Connery, Forestry Corps
    Buried at St Patrick RC Cem, Leytonstone, Essex

Canadians Found

At Brookwood 1914 – 1918 Memorial Wall & Books of Remembrance

Since this site was updated in January 2017, the burial places of five more WW1 Canadians have been found. Because it is not possible to insert them sequentially in the alphabetical index pages (A-Z), the details for these men have been placed in a separate table below.

Any additional casualties found in the future will also be added here.

3898SmartDavid GeorgeScotlandPerthshireCrieff
3899 DakersFrederick CharlesWalesGlamorganshirePenarth
3900 DonoghueArthur JamesEnglandDorsetMelcombe Regis Cemetery
3901 HobbsHenry ThomasEnglandSurreyNorth Sheen Cemetery
3902MacDonaldDanielScotlandSouth HarrisLuskentyre Cemetery

The original 1914-1918 Memorial wall at Brookwood Military Cemetery was erected in 2004 to commemorate the many hundreds of casualties from the Great War for whom there was no known burial place. These servicemen and women died either after being discharged as medically unfit during the course of hostilities or after the end of the war.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission designates the dates of the Great War to be from 4 August 1914 to 31 August 1921.

There were 44 Canadian casualties on the 1914-1918 Memorial when we first started work on our Far From Home project. Other researchers had great success in reducing the original number by the end of 2013. In January 2014, we set ourselves the challenge of locating the final resting places for the Canadian casualties who were still to be found at Brookwood and in the various Commonwealth War Graves Commission Books of Remembrance.

Using our own substantial research and resources, we have identified the burial place for the following 25 Canadian servicemen. Our findings have all been submitted to and accepted by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

BECKETT, JAMES THOMAS
Essex: St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Leytonstone

BRIERLEY, HENRY
Lancashire: St John the Evangelist Church, Abram

BROWN, JAMES
County Donegal: St Eunan’s Cathedral, Raphoe

BURR, JOHN TROWSDALE
Yorkshire: God’s Acre Cemetery, Hunmanby

CLARK, JOSEPH PALLES
London: City of London & Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Mile End

DAVIES, THOMAS OWEN
Montgomeryshire: St Cadfarch Church, Penegoes

DAY HARRY
Hertfordshire: Parish Cemetery, Welwyn

DONOGHUE, ARTHUR JAMES
Dorset: Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Weymouth

DYTE, JOHN
Gloucestershire: Greenbank Cemetery, Bristol

GILES, GEORGE MICHAEL JAMES
Devon: St John the Evangelist Church, Hooe

HOBBS, HENRY THOMAS
Surrey: North Sheen Cemetery, Richmond

JOHNSON, ALFRED
Staffordshire: Eccleshall Road Cemetery, Stafford

JOY, GORDON
London: All Saint’s Cemetery, Kensal Green

MacDONALD, DANIEL
Western Isles: Luskentyre Cemetery, South Harris

McDONALD, MICHAEL
British Columbia: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver

RHIND, JAMES
Perthshire: Port of Menteith Cemetery, Port of Menteith

ROBERTS, NORMAN DAVID
Denbighshire: Fron Cemetery, Llangollen

ROGERS, WILLIAM PIERCE
Sussex: The Downs Cemetery, Brighton

SOALL, PHILIP EDGAR
Essex: Chingford Mount Cemetery, Chingford

SOAMES, REGINALD
London: Streatham Cemetery, Tooting

TAYLOR, GEORGE
Staffordshire: St John The Divine, Horninglow, Burton-on-Trent

TREMBLE, THOMAS JONES
Hampshire: Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth

TRUEMAN, JAMES HENRY
Kent: St Leonard Church, Hythe

WEBB, JAMES W
Gloucestershire: Greenbank Cemetery, Bristol

WOODS, DANIEL
Glasgow: St Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dalbeth, Glasgow

Our Canadians Commemorated page has now been updated to include all the new ‘finds’.

We continue to search for the 2 remaining Canadian casualties from the original 44.

Firstly, #150166 Pte Samuel ‘Sam’ McNeice (79th Bn Canadian Infantry) died at Ballymena in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Despite extensive research, including input from the local authority, his exact burial location has yet not been found to date.

Secondly, we have now established the place of death for #1084382 Private John Smith (8th Bn Canadian Infantry, Manitoba Regiment) but have not been able to locate his grave. However, we have determined from his Death Certificate that his real name was Charles Frederick Brown.

In mid 2015, a replacement 1914-1918 Memorial was installed at Brookwood Military Cemetery. There are still over 300 servicemen and women of all nationalities who were commemorated on the new 1914-1918 Memorial wall for whom their final resting place is still ‘Unknown’.

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