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James Briton Vacher

In memory of:

Private James Briton Vacher

September 26, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

464167

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 30, 1896
Carlyle, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 26, 1915

Grandson of Mrs. Haw of Clayburn, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 176 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

III. E. 6.

Location:

Courcelette is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert (next to the main road D929 Albert-Bapaume). The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY lies about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the village. The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY (signposted in the centre of Courcelette) is 1.5 kilometres down a single track lane (suitable for cars).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers
  • Memorial– Cenotaph at Abbotsford, B.C.
Photo courtesy of Abby Chan
  • Badge– Cap Badge 52nd (New Ontario) Bn CEF.  Private Vacher was originally a member of the 52nd Bn before being transferred to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada). Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch– Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada). Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  From archives 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap Badge 62nd Bn. Private Vacher enlisted with this unit but was sent to the 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt(ret’d) Victor Goldman 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– record of Service Card (front side)   Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side)   Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) Memorial  located in the village of Courcelette, France.  The memorial commemorates the unit’s actions on 26 September 1916 when they attacked Regina Trench during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge.  The memorial honours all members of the unit who took part in the Somme offensive of 1916.  Submitted by the 15th Bn Memorial  Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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