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William Del Donegan

In memory of:

Private William Del Donegan

August 16, 1917


Lens, France

Military Service


Service Number:

859672

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 27, 1897
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

February 21, 1916
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William and Elizabeth Donegan, of Cobden, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 229 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XVIII. H. 13.

Location:

Loos (Loos-en-Gohelle) is a village to the north of the road from Lens to Bethune. From Lens, take the N43 towards Bethune. Arriving at Loos, turn right at CWGC sign post. The LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1 kilometre from Loos Church in the southern part of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Family of Caroline ( Cavanagh Donegan) Consitt
  • Circumstances of Death Registers
  • Photo of WILLIAM DEL DONEGAN– The remains of Great War soldiers, discovered in September 2010, were publicly identified in May 2018. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/05/22/a-century-after-they-died-remains-identified-of-three-canadian-soldiers-buried-in-france.html
  • Memorial– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave marker– Photo of the new grave marker courtesy Glenn Kerr.
  • Grave marker– The group whose bodies were identified and 
reburied.  Courtesy of Glenn Kerr

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