Old General Cemetery - Veterans' Section - Cranbrook, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 30.710 W 115° 46.958
11U E 588124 N 5485068
Quick Description: To find the Old General Cemetery - Veterans' Section: From Hwy. 3/95 turn NW on King Street then turn left on Cobham Avenue W then turn right on Borden Road to cemetery, 300 meters. The Veterans' Section is just as you enter the cemetery.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/12/2014 8:36:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMM30T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
The Old General Cemetery - Veterans' Section has approximately 200 gravesites. The cemetery itself has approximately 900 gravesites. The cemetery was established in the early 1900s and the first cemetery in Cranbrook.

There is a large sign by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 24 indicating the area. Family members can also be interred here. The grave markers are flush to the ground and there is a small mausoleum also for veterans.

We honor these men who honorably served their country and to all veterans that are interred here.

William Christison
Private A & S H of CDA (PL)
6 Aug 1968 Age 69
He was a member of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada during the First World War.

3206467 PTE. T. J. Owens
1894 - 1939
31 Battn. C.E.F.
"Lest We Forget"
Thomas James Owens: Born on June Jun. 14, 1894 and he died on February 17, 1939
Private Thomas Owens was a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War - 31st Battalion - Regimental #3206467

Robert H. McConnell
Private 21 Battn. C.E.F.
1884 - 1940
Lest We Forget
Robert Henry McConnell: Born on March 14, 1884 and he died on September 8, 1940
Private Robert McConnell was a member of the 21st Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served during the First World War - Regimental #2021709

391373 PTE. J. B. Barker
1916 - 1964
CAN. Paratroop Battn.
"Lest We Forget"
Date cemetery was established: early 1900s

Visiting hours:
8:00 am to 7:00 pm - 7 days a week

Website pertaining to the cemetery: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.

We would also like to hear about any of your deceased family members who may be laid to rest in the cemetery.
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