Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Henderson Gregory

In memory of
Lieutenant
William Henderson Gregory
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
4th Bn.

Additional Information:

Commemorated on Page 247 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. C. 14.
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.

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  • Newspaper Clipping – From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Memorial Plaque – Beautiful memorial plaque placed in All Saints' Church.  All Saints' Church was established in 1872 as an Anglican church and is located at 315 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto.  196 members of the church served in WWI and 28 lost their lives.
  • Commemorative Plaque (2) – The Gregory memorial plaque may be seen on this wall of All Saints' Church.  It is the lower plaque.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Original article describing the unveiling of the memorial tablet dedicated to Lt. William Henderson Gregory.
  • All Saints' Church's  Montage – All Saints' Church was established in 1872 as an Anglican church and is located at 315 Dundas Street East in downtown Toronto. 196 members of the church served in World War I, and 28 lost their lives. The 1922 WWI memorial tablet can be seen in this photo.
  • Commemorative Plaque – "The bronze memorial tablet, sacred to the memory of those members of our congregation, who laid down their lives in the recent great war, and subscribed for by the members of the congregation"-this statement appeared in a 1922 church publication.
  • Photo of William Gregory – Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 46.
  • Photo 2 of William Gregory – Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 15.  Caption: VARSITY BOARD, 1912-1913.  W. H. Gregory, News Editor.
  • Photo of William Gregory – From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1918.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Roll of Honour – Dufferin School, Toronto, Ontario.  A memorial plaque listing 48 former students who died during the first World War was dedicated at Dufferin School on January 20th, 1928.  The memorial was unveiled by Thomas J. Bragg, President Dufferin School Old Boys, and dedicated by Rev. E. A. Henry, D.D., Chaplain Dufferin School Old Boys. The original 1876 school building faced Berkeley Street. It was torn down in 1925 and replaced with a structure on Parliament Street, and renamed as Lord Dufferin School. In honoured memory of the boys of Dufferin School.
  • Memorial – The Cenotaph at Memorial Park in St. Catharines, Ontario, was dedicated on August 7th, 1927 by the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VIII), and unveiled by Brigadier General W. B. M. King, C.M.G., D.S.O.  The names of St. Catharines men who died as a result of their service during World War I are listed on two bronze tablets located at City Hall.
  • Memorial Room – Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • The Soldiers' Tower – The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto between 1919-1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. The name of "Lt. W. H. Gregory 4th Bn" is among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen, which can be seen at photo left. Photo: K. Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Grave Marker – Courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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