Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Buchanan Wilson

In memory of:

Private John Buchanan Wilson

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

129819

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Son of John A. G. Wilson, and of Jane Gay Wilson, of 169, Church St., Oshawa. Ontario. Canada.

Commemorated on Page 351 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:

8.F.7.

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.

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  • Memorial– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. He was discovered and exhumed at a later date and now rests in a marked grave.May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery– Canadian Cemetery No. 2 - The Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located on Vimy Ridge and is part of the grounds of Canada's Vimy Memorial. The cemetery is about 6 kilometres north of Arras, France.(John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Canadian Cemetery No. 2 is located on 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)

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