The Royal Canadian Regiment and
The First World War - 1914-1919

Veterans' Cemetery (Esquimalt)

From downtown Victoria, access Bay Street West. Follow Bay Street across the Upper Harbour, then turn right onto Esquimalt Road. Turn right again onto Admirals Road, then right again onto Colville Road. The cemetery is located at 1190 Colville Road, between two holes in the Gorge Vale Golf Club.

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Royal Canadians buried at the Veterans' Cemetery (Esquimalt) are listed below.

Regt. No. Rank. Given Names. Surname. Date of Death. Remarks. CVWM/CWGC Link; Grave Ref.
15269PteRobert C.SCOTCHBROOK27-Sep-16CVWM
Grave Ref: Section D, Row 02, P 0064.
9325Sergt. George WilliamHARRISON16-Oct-15CVWM
Grave Ref: Section F12, Row 2

CWGC headstone for Pte Robert Scotchbrook
CWGC headstone for Pte Robert Scotchbrook CWGC headstone for Pte Robert Scotchbrook CWGC headstone for Pte Robert Scotchbrook

Photo by Rob Otis Bates, a member of the Milnet.ca forums.


Transcription of the original Scotchbrrok gravestone and obituary note provided by by Jack Bates, a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group:

In Loving Memory of
ROBERT CHARLES
SCOTCHBROOK
Died at Work Point Barracks
Sept 27, 1916
Aged 26 years
A native of Leicester Eng.
Erected by his Sorrowing Wife

"[Scotchbrook] had been in the city for one month, previously in Vancouver, was in the Work Point Military Hospital in Esquimalt for 7 days with acute appendicitis, was operated on and died of peritonitis. Buried Sept 29th. He was married in 1913. (Death certificate)."

Photo by Jack Bates, a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group.

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