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Toronto Cemetery

Location

Démuin is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce to the east of Domart. Toronto Cemetery is 2 kilometres north of Démuin village, in the fields.

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Toronto Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Démuin was lost and recaptured on 30th March 1918, and lost again on the 31st, but on 8th August 1918, it was retaken by the 58th Canadian Battalion.

The cemetery was begun by the 3rd Canadian Battalion (Toronto Regiment) in August 1918, and used by other Canadian units for the burial of their dead in that month.

Toronto Cemetery contains 97 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 22 of which are unidentified. The cemetery also contains four German graves.

Toronto Cemetery

The Bois de Morgement iin the background

 


Private Harry Fentiman

Private Harry Fentiman 204320
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 20
Son of J W Fentiman

Grave: A 18

He died fighting
For the country
He loved so much


Private James Patterson

Private James Patterson 47921
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 21
Son of William Patterson
of Providence Bay, Ontario

Grave: A 20


Private James Love

Private James Love 447126
15th Bn Canadian Infantry
48th Highlanders of Canada
Died on 8th August 1918 aged 39
Father of William Love
of Watts, Alberta

Grave: B 7


Guardsman Robert Pelka

Robert Pelka
Garde Grenadier Regiment Nr 5
Died on 10th November 1918

Grave: I E 4

 

Other cemeteries in the area


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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