Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Rainford

In memory of
Corporal
Richard Rainford
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
410863
Age:
31
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)
Division:
38th Bn.
Citation(s):
Military Medal, Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette dated 26 May 1917. British War Medal, Victory Medal
Honours and Awards:
Military Medal

Additional Information:

Born:
February 17, 1886 Southport, England
Enlistment:
May 8, 1915 Lindsay, Ontario

Spouse of Elizabeth Rainford of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
VILLERS STATION CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
V. F. 4.
Location:
Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The VILLERS STATION CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping – Mrs. Richard Rainford was interviewed for this newspaper article about her relative Pte. Nathan Wilkinson.  She mentions that her own husband had been killed on April 9th, 1917.

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