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

Lillers Communal Cemetery

Lillers is a small town about 15 kilometres west-north-west of Bethune and the Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the town. From the Mairie in the centre of the town, head north on the D182, after 500 metres turn right onto Rue St Venant. The cemetery is a further 200 metres on the left hand side. Within the Communal Cemetery the Commonwealth war graves are situated on the right hand side half way up the cemetery central path, and the Extension is at the far right end of the Communal Cemetery. Both cemeteries are signposted.

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Royal Canadians buried at the Lillers Communal Cemetery are listed below.

Regt. No. Rank. Given Names. Surname. Date of Death. Remarks. CVWM/CWGC Link; Grave Ref.
477594PteJoseph FowlerMOBBS08-Feb-18CVWM
V. E. 31.
477922PteGeorgeTIMPERLEY18-Dec-17CVWM
V. E. 25.

Lillers Communal Cemetery CWGC headstone for Pte Joseph Mobbs. CWGC headstone for Pte George Timperley.

Photos by Peter Bennett, a member of the Great War Forum, who noted that "the inscriptions on the headstones in this cemetery are very worn & faded plus the sun was not in the right place."

(Unfortunately, it is a well recognized limitation of photographing CWGC headstones that the white stones can be very difficult to photograph clearly depending on the angle of the sun. Because of this effect on Peter's photos, cropped images have been shown to best display the headstone inscriptions.)


CWGC headstone for Pte Joseph Mobbs. CWGC headstone for Pte George Timperley.

Photos by Robert Pike, a member of the Great War Forum.

Mobbs Family Memorial at the City of London Cemetery.

CWGC headstone for Pte Joseph Mobbs.

Photo by Steve, a member of the Great War Forum.

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