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
Views: 0

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.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Veteran Cemeteries
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.