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William Carl Ploethner

In memory of:

Sergeant William Carl Ploethner

June 20, 1918
Eamont Bridge, England

Military Service


Service Number:

781703

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

50th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 18, 1891
Preston, Ontario

Nephew of Mrs. and Mrs. John Sohrt of Preston, Ontario who raised him. Husband of Mary Josephine Ploethner(formerly Howard) and father of Josephine Helen, of Aneroid, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 486 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

PENRITH CEMETERY
Westmoreland, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press June 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Carl Ploethner
  • Preston War Memorial– Preston Ontario Cenotaph. Dedicated November 8, 1926. The names of Preston soldiers killed in the Second World War were added in 1949.  Inscribed:  IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF PRESTON WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN GRATEFUL TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO SHARED ITS DANGERS.
  • Photo of William Carl Ploethner– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet– In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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