George Kissack ( 2 Oct 1892 - 10 Jan 1917)

Initials: G
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Canadian Regiment
Age: 25
Date of Death: 20/01/1917
Service No: 460098
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Isabella Kissack, of Maughold, Isle of Man.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 14.


Country: France
Locality: Pas de Calais
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Location Information: Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi. The Cemetery is on the D49 road.
Historical Information: This cemetery is really the extension of the communal cemetery, were the French army had buried over 1,000 men. The 46th (North Midland) Division took over the extension with this part of the line in March 1916, and their graves are in Rows A to F of Plot I. Successive divisions used the French military tramway to bring their dead in from the front line trenches and, from the first row to the last, burials were made almost exactly in the order of date of death. The attack of the 25th Division on Vimy Ridge in May 1916 is recalled in Plots I and II. The 47th (London) Division burials (July to October 1916) are in Plot III, Rows A to H, and Canadian graves are an overwhelming majority in the rest of th e cemetery, Plots V and VI containing the graves of men killed in the capture of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 After the Armistice, the graves of eight men of the 51st (Highland) Division were brought in to Plot VIII, Row A, from nearby Bray Military Cemetery. Ecoivres Military Cemetery contains 1,724 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 786 French and four German war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
No. of Identified Casualties: 2498

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