The Royal Canadian Regiment and
The First World War - 1914-1919

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery

Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville). The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhem, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.

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Royal Canadians buried at the Boulogne Eastern Cemetery are listed below.

Regt. No. Rank. Given Names. Surname. Date of Death. Remarks. CVWM/CWGC Link; Grave Ref.
IV. C. 17.
818028PteAlexander RichardBROWN18-Apr-17CVWM
IV. C. 3.
739524L-CplHenry JamesBUNTON12-Apr-17CVWM
IV. D. 11.
477158PteCharles WilfredCARROTHERS06-Jun-16 CVWM
VIII. B. 88.
VIII. C. 156.
IV. D. 11.

CWGC headstone for Pte Conrad Allison CWGC headstone for Pte Alexander Brown CWGC headstone for L-Cpl Henry Bunton CWGC headstone for Pte Charles Carrothers CWGC headstone for Pte Clifford Davies CWGC headstone for Pte Aurele Guimond

Photos by Mick McCann, a member of British War Graves.

Photos of these gravestones were also generously provided by Mr. M.J.B. Harvey, a member of the Great War Forum. As it turned out, the vagaries of lighting, shadows and the stones themselves resulted in somewhat clearer images by Mr. McCann. I remain grateful for Mr Harvey's contributions.

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