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William Ernest Gridley

In memory of:

Sergeant William Ernest Gridley

April 26, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

27285

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

"C" Coy. 15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 2, 1891

Son of William Isaac and Eleanor Gridley, of Slough, Bucks.

Commemorated on Page 17 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Nord, France

Grave Reference:

K. 6.

Location:

Bailleul is a large town in France, near the Belgian border, 14.5 kilometres south-west of Ieper and on the main road from St. Omer to Lille. The BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the eastern outskirts of the town. From the Grand place, take the Ieper road and 400 metres along this road is a sign indicating the direction of the cemetery. Turn down the right into a small road and follow for approximately 400 metres, the BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 23rd 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 23rd 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Service Record– Record of Service Card (front side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Service Record– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Sons of England Benefit Society– Sons of England Benefit Society:  a notice of the December 29th, 1923 dedication and unveiling at University & College Streets (original location), detail from an S.O.E. membership certificate, and detail from the base of the Toronto Memorial.
  • Sons of England War Memorial
  • Memorial– One of two memorial plaques dedicated on 24 April 2010 to commemorate those members of the 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) who fell during the 2nd Battle of Ypres 22-26 April 1915.  This plaque is located on Gravenstafel Ridge.  Submitted by Capt (retired) V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– One of two memorial plaques dedicated on 24 April 2010 to commemorate those members of the 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) who fell during the 2nd Battle of Ypres 22-26 April 1915.  This plaque is located in the town of St. Julien.  Submitted by Capt (retired) V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Combined grave marker for Serjeant William Ernest Gridley (bottom), Rifleman R. S. Smyth (middle) and Private E. G. Spencer (top) at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France.
Image taken 13 July 2014 by Tom Tulloch.
  • Grave Marker– Detail of grave marker inscription for Serjeant William Ernest Gridley at Bailleul Communal Cemetery, France.
Image taken 13 July 2014 by Tom Tulloch.

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