Private Lionel CARTWRIGHT

Male 1891 - 1917


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  • Name  Private Lionel CARTWRIGHT 
    Title  Private 
    Born  13 Jun 1891  Rama Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  06 Nov 1917  Passchendaele, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial-- Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1  CARTWRIGHT Family
    Last Modified  4 Nov 2013 

    Father  Thomas CARTWRIGHT,   b. 26 Dec 1858, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1905, Rama Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Caroline JOHNSON,   b. Abt 1864, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1901, Rama Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Nov 1886  Washago, Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 
    • CARTWRIGHT, Lionel : regimental number 745343, enlisted in the 116th (Ontario County) Battalion, December 1, 1915. He was single, 25, a Miller, living in Mara (Brechin). Born in Rama (Longford Mills) in 1891, a son of Thomas Cartwright & Caroline Johnson. He was transferred to the 3rd. Battalion, at the Battle of Passchendaele, he was reported missing, presumed dead, November 6, 1917. His name appears on panel 18-24-30, in the Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium. Carved in stone above the central arch of this Memorial are the words: TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. -- over the two staircases leading from the main hall is the inscription: HERE ARE RECORED NAMES OF OFFICIERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THIER COMRADES IN DEATH. His name appears on the Mara Cenotaph, located in front of the Brechin Legion, Branch 488, 4th Concession, Brechin.


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