52nd Battalion (Manitoba Regiment), Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
19/04/1917 (Died of Wounds)
John McGarvey was born on 9th December 1893. He was a son of Michael and Mary McGarvey of Dirnan, Lissan, Cookstown. He emigrated to Canada and enlisted in 1915 when he was twenty-two years of age. His enlistment papers state, he was five feet seven inches tall with blue eyes, light brown hair and a fresh complexion. He worked as a labourer and was single. He listed his father as next of kin.
Aubigny-en-Artois is a village approximately 15 Kms north-west of Arras on the road (N39) to St. Pol. From the N39 turn onto the D75 towards the village of Aubigny-en-Artois. The Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village, and the Extension is behind it.