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William Donald

In memory of:

Private William Donald

April 14, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

193286

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

42nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 4, 1895

Son of William and Agnes Donald, of 30, Chargeable St., Plaistow, London, England.

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:

BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. D. 24.

Location:

Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville).

The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.

Visiting Information
OPENING TIMES:
This Cemetery is open 7 days a week, all year round.
From 1 October to 15 March: 08.00 - 18.00
From 16 March to 30 September: 08.00 - 19.00

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Press Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Remembered by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto, Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of WILLIAM DONALD– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • 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 53 of 1076.
  • Honour roll– British Home Children World War 1 Honour Roll
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram April 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 42nd Bn (Royal Highlanders of Canada).  Pte Donald enlisted with the 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) but was transferred to the 42nd Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret’d) V. Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Private Donald enlisted in the 92nd Bn but was transferred to the 42nd Bn (Royal Highlanders of Canada) as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V.Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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