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    Default Help deciphering place of death

    My 3x great-uncle Cyril Stanley Buckles (born 1894) died of his wounds on 24th April 1918. I have his place of death but donít understand what it means other than it was a hospital in France.

    1 Can G Hos France

    Any help would be appreciated

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    It may stand for No1 Canadian General Hospital, which was located at Etaples.

    If you search using that title, you will get a few results, including a booklet held by the British Library.

    Peter

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    Hi
    This article on The Long Long Trail site may help.

    Before I found the article I was wondering whether the Can stood for Canadian. If it does then it could possibly mean No 1 Canadian General Hospital.
    Others' will take a look I'm sure
    Christina

    And they have Nice to have it confirmed that I wasn't completely off the mark. Thanks Peter.
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    The location of his burial also fits. CWGC shows:
    ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY XXXII. C. 8.

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