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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Walter Gatenby

In memory of:

Private Walter Gatenby

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

163829

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

75th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 17, 1889

Son of John and Mary Gatenby, of Leeds, Yorkshire; husband of Grace Gatenby, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 242 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

6.B. 17.

Location:

The CANADIAN CEMETERY No. 2 is about 2.5 kilometres north of the village of Neuville-St. Vaast. The village is about 6 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Bethune. The cemetery is on a spur road turning left from the road to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, about 1 kilometre south of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WALTER GATENBY– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper Article regarding the unveiling of the Berkeley Street Methodist Church Memorial Tablet in May 1920.
  • Memorial Plaque– Walter Gatenby's name is inscribed on this Memorial Plaque.
  • Sons of England War Memorial– Designed by Charles Adamson in bronze and granite, the Sons of England war memorial is located on University Avenue at Elm Street in Toronto.  The inscription on this 1923 Memorial reads:   "ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF TORONTO DISTRICTS SONS OF ENGLAND BENEFIT SOCIETY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR".
  • Close up of Sons of England War Memorial– Walter Gatenby's name is included on the SOE War Memorial.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located by the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Inscription– Epitaph  (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Cemetery– Canadian Cemetery No. 2 - The Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located on Vimy Ridge and is attached to the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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