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William James Donald

In memory of:

Lieutenant William James Donald

September 28, 1918

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


47th Bn.

Additional Information

Son of Mrs. Grace Donald, of Montreal, and George Donald.

Commemorated on Page 398 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. 1.


Sains les Marquion is a village approximately 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres south of the Arras to Cambrai road (D939). The QUARRY WOOD CEMETERY lies at the end of an access path to the left of the D15 road heading towards Havrincourt, about 2 kilometres from the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 57 of 1076.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2009.
  • Entrance– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2009.
Note the two shells which the farmer had ploughed up from the adjacent field:

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