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

Content of the CD-ROMs

This study is entitled “Far From Home” as it reflects the sentiment that, for many of the Canadians who are buried on this side of the Atlantic, there was often a family back in Canada. Frequently, those families never saw their loved one again after he or she embarked on the voyage that brought them to England and into the most brutal War in living memory.

The series of CD-ROMs features World War One Canadian graves in 872 different locations across Great Britain. They are offered by County using the pre-1974 boundaries, as these correspond to the references within the CWGC files. In certain cases, large numbers of graves or locations within a single county have been published in two parts. In total, the number of available volumes offered is 102, thus facilitating reduced prices for our CD-ROMs. The range will save a customer buying a much larger volume when they may only be interested in one particular soldier, sailor, nurse or County.

There is a header page for every location, usually with a picture and description of each Church or Cemetery. Where space permits, additional photographs or points of interest about a particular place or casualty have been included. A profile for every individual has been compiled alongside the photograph of his or her headstone. The Canadian flag and memorial cross on each grave represents the authors’ unique signature. Often for interest, the authors have compiled extensive files on soldiers who were either buried in remote churchyards, had an unusual story to research, or strong family connections to the locality. You are invited to email and enquire what additional unpublished information (if any) we may hold on a particular person.

The complete listing of all the volumes showing the counties covered by “Far From Home” can be accessed via our Catalogue page.

Map showing the pre-1974 County boundaries

Map showing the pre-1974 County boundaries

Map showing the pre-1974 County boundaries (click to enlarge)

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