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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone in Passchendaele New British Cemetery  Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
12 Apr 1881
Oxford
Lionel Vernon Packford was born in 1881 and was the son of William Coplestone Packford a professor of languages at Oxford and Margaret Hunt of 66 Burton Hill, Aylesham. William Coplestone was born in Oxford in 1855 he died in 1919 he was aged 64 yrs, Margaret Hunt was born in 1857 at Waterford, she died in 1911 aged 54 yrs, they were married on 12th July 1879 at St David's Church, Birmingham, they had 4 children. In 1911 Lionel Vernon has left the family home, he is living at The Rectory, Eakring, he is the private secretary of The Reverend William Cator 76 yrs a clerk in holy orders, Lionel is is 29 yrs of age. He emigrated to Vancouver, Canada where he enlisted for war service with the Candian Army. he was living at the Alcazar Hotel, Vancouver at the time.
He was private secretary at the rectory at Eakring in 1911.
30 Oct 1917
35
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Private
Canadian Infantry
Private Lionel Vernon Packford enlisted at Vancouver, Canada , he served with the 72nd battalion Canadian Infantry, he died on 30th October 1917 and is buried at Passchendaele New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.13.F.20
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone in Passchendaele New British Cemetery  Belgium 
Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Lionel Vernon Packford - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone in Passchendaele New British Cemetery Belgium Courtesy of Murray Biddle