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Niagara Cemetery

Location

Iwuy is a village approximately 8 km north-east of Cambrai and Niagara Cemetery is 1 kilometre south-east of the village.

Niagara Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Iwuy was occupied by British troops in the middle of October 1918, and Niagara Cemetery was made at this time.

There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.

The Cemetery covers an area of 506 square metres and is enclosed by rubble walls on the North-West and North-East sides.

Niagara Cemetery

 


Wallace Algie VC

Lieutenant Wallace Algie VC
20th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 11th October 1918 aged 23
Son of Dr. Algie
of 1155, King St., Toronto
and the late Rachel Algie

Grave: C 7

The London Gazette 31155
28th January 1919

For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from a neighbouring village. Rushing forward with nine volunteers, he shot the crew of an enemy machine gun, and, turning it on the enemy, enabled his party to reach the village.

He then rushed another machine gun, killed the crew. captured an officer and 10 enemy, and thereby cleared the end of the village. Lt. Algie, having established his party, went back for reinforcements, but was killed when leading them forward. His valour and personal initiative in the face of intense fire saved many lives and enabled the position to be held.

 


Rifleman George Morrison

Rifleman George Morrison 62769
1/7th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
Died on 11th Octoberl 1918 aged 19
Son of Joshua and Marguerite Morrison
of 42, St. Mary’s St., York Rd., Leeds

Grave: D 33


Private Leonard Hamm

Private Leonard Hamm 198169
20th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 11th October 1918 aged 19
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hamm
of 127, McVicar St., Fort William, Canada

Grave: D 32


Private Donald Swindley

Private Donald Swindley
19th Bn Canadian Infantry
Died on 10th October 1918 aged 21
Son of Uriah and Catherine Swindley
of 82, Lowell Avenue, St. Catherines, Ontario

Grave: B 37

 

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