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Groves, John Stiby (1893-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: John Stiby Groves (1893-1916), born 18 July 1893 at Melcombe Bingham, Dorset, son of Ernest Groves and Frances Mary Groves of Armstrong, British Columbia, formerly of 3 Manor Road, Coventry. Brother of Richard Ernest Groves (1896-1917) www.flickr.com/photos/sherborneschoolarchives/9342528558

 

Attended St Albans preparatory school, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) May 1908-December 1910; shooting viii team 1909.

 

Occupation: Engineer.

 

Went to Canada.

 

WW1, enlisted into the CEF at Victoria, British Columbia on 18 December 1914. Corporal in the 30th British Columbia Horse, attached 3rd Canadian Signal Corps as a Motor Despatch Rider. Mortally wounded whilst working on telephone communications in front of Fletre and died in a Casualty Clearing Station at Hazebrouk on 17 January 1916. Buried in Hazebrouk Communal Cemetery: II. E. 1.

See also:

www.westernfrontassociation.com/great-war-people/remember...

www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-vir...

canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID...

 

Commemorated at:

Hazebrouk Communal Cemetery: II. E. 1 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/44486/GROVES,%20JOHN%...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance.

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