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William John Finnie

In memory of:

Private William John Finnie

November 28, 1915

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


"A" Coy. 19th Bn.

Additional Information


May 8, 1886

Son of John and Mary Finnie, of Salem, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 14 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. B. 17.


LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 8 Km west of Ieper town centre on the N304 Klijtseweg, a road leading from the N375 Dikkebuseweg, connecting Ieper to Dikkebus, Klijte and on to Loker. From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375) is located via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. 7 Km along the Dikkebuseweg lies the village of Klijte and the right hand turning at the roundabout just before the village leads onto the N304 Klijtseweg. LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY lies 100 metres after this right hand turning on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press December 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William John Finnie– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The following group portrait of No. 2 Section, B Company, 19th Battalion C.E.F. appeared in the Toronto Star on January 19th, 1915.  Pte. William John Finnie is the third man from the left in the back row.  Finnie was born in Elora, Ontario, and enlisted in Toronto on November 10th, 1914.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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