Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Edward Lee Broad

In memory of
Lieutenant
William Edward Lee Broad
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Age:
24
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)
Division:
5th Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
July 13, 1892 Brampton, Cumberland, England
Enlistment:
December 15, 1915 Calgary, Alberta

Son of William T. and Caroline G. Broad, of Summerland, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 207 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
VI. D. 10.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers – Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Broad to Broyak. Mircoform Sequence 14; Volume Number 31829_B016723; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 158 Page 7 of 1128
  • Commemorative Plaque – Memorial Plaque commemorating barristers and students, members of the Alberta law society, who died while serving in the First World War.
  • Central Methodist Montage – Central Methodist (United) Church, Calgary, Alberta.  The Memorial Tablet has the following dedication:  IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION OF CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH AND SUNDAY SCHOOL WHO SERVED IN  THE GREAT WAR.  The Memorial Tablet was unveiled on Sunday, July 1st, 1923.
  • Central Methodist Memorial Tablet – Detail of World War One Memorial Tablet at Central Methodist (United) Church in Calgary. There are 204 names in total listed. The central section lists 36 names on the Roll of Honour while the two outside sections list the men who served and survived the war.
  • Plaque
  • Newspaper clipping – THE CALGARY DAILY HERALD 16 APRIL 1917
  • Grave Marker – Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Newspaper clipping – Newspaper Article from The Calgary Daily Herald

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