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William Speight

In memory of:

Private William Speight

October 1, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

426587

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 17, 1893

Son of Richard and Ann Speight, of Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 505 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:

I. D. 20.

Location:

Sains-les-Marquion is a village and it lies approximately 2 kilometres south of Marquion, which lies on the main straight road from Arras to Cambrai. The Ontario Cemetery lies to the south of the village. The cemetery was made after the capture of Sains-les-Marquion by the Canadian Division on September 27, 1918. The Cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice and now covers an area of 949 square metres. It is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Biography - page 1– Biography courtesy of the Lest We Forget remembrance initiative of the Smith Falls District Collegiate.
  • Biography - page 2– Biography courtesy of the Lest We Forget remembrance initiative of the Smith Falls District Collegiate.
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave marker

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