Shorncliffe Military Cemetery

Location:  Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent Grid Reference:
Visited:   See note below "Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery:   1
CWGC Information Sheet on this Cemetery can be viewed here

"Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery

Private Harry Joseph Pitman, Canadian Army Medical Corps, is buried in Plot R724.

He died of illness on 25th November 1918, aged 29,  whilst stationed at the Canadian Army Medical Services Depot at Shorncliffe Camp, Folkestone.

He is commemorated on the St Philip's Church War Memorial and on the Cheltenham Grammar School Roll of Honour.

His parents were Henry and Martha Pitman.   He left a widow, Mrs Daisy Emily Pitman who resided at 57 Upper Norwood Street, Cheltenham.



(With very many thanks to Pte Pitman's granddaughter, Jane Swindail).


1.   We wish to acknowledge and express our thanks to Mr Steve Smith who took these photos for us in February 2006.

2.   We wish to acknowledge and express our thanks to Jane Swindail, Pte Pitman's granddaughter, who provided us with updated information.


Page last updated: 28th April 2012


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