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William Hayes Betts

In memory of:

Sapper William Hayes Betts

March 25, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

11556

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

3rd Tunnelling Coy.

Additional Information


Son of Albert William and Margaret Florence Betts, of Brantford, Ontario. Enlisted August, 1914.

Commemorated on Page 54 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 47.

Location:

BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.

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: Bernard to Binyon. Mircoform Sequence 9; Volume Number 31829_B016719; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 153 Page 303 of 652
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance to Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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