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

  • 1915 1234/X Peter Benoit, Newfoundland Royal Naval Res
    Buried at Woodlands Cem, Gillingham, Kent
  • 1915 16213 Henry Morris, Infantry
    Buried at Church Cemetery, Bulford, Wiltshire
  • 1917 443340 William Wills, Pioneers
    Buried at Churchyard, Bleasdale, Lancashire
  • 1918 1084249 Clarence Walter Rothwell, Infantry
    Buried at Military Cemetery, Shorncliffe, Kent
  • 1918 69937 Frederick Jacob Snelgrove, Infantry
    Buried at Cemetery, Seaford, Sussex
  • 1919 1105264 Charles Benson, Infantry
    Buried at Cemetery, Buxton, Derbyshire
  • 1919 2500826 Robert Lawrence King, Railway Troops
    Buried at Cemetery, Lenham, Kent
  • 1921 257962 Harold Wrench, Forestry Corps
    Buried at St Lawrence Chyd, Frodsham, Cheshire

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 You are invited to email and enquire what additional unpublished information (if any) we may hold on a particular person.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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