Private, 31st Bn, Canadian Infantry
Service No: 883470

who died on
Friday, August 18, 1917
Age 34

Family Information:
Son of Abraham H. and Sarah Moyer, of Breslau, Ontario

Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Barlin, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:
III. D. 14.

Barlin is a village about 11 Kms south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 Kms south-east of Bruay. The Communal Cemetery and Extension lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Additional Information:
The extension was begun by French troops in October 1914 and when they moved south in March 1916 to be replaced by Commonwealth forces, it was used for burials by the 6th Casualty Clearing Station. In November 1917, Barlin began to be shelled and the hospital was moved back to Ruitz, but the extension was used again in March and April 1918 during the German advance on this front.

The extension contains 1,095 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 2 being unidentified. There are 63 French and 13 German burials including 2 unidentified.

The extension was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber, which occupies the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses of Parliament, Ottawa.