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William McClain Munro

In memory of:

Lieutenant William McClain Munro

May 1, 1917

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Hugh and Ellen E. Munro, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 299 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY (France)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Mem. 3.

Location:

Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Remembered by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto, Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of WILLIAM MCCLAIN MUNRO– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Cenotaph– The 15th Battalion Vimy cross memorial was erected and dedicated at Ecurie, France close to the site where the original wooden Vimy cross was erected on the battlefield near Nine Elms Cemetery on 10 April 1917. The memorial is a granite replica of that cross and bears the names of fifty-four of the battalion's Fallen that were inscribed on the original - including Lt Monro
Photograph taken in September 2018 at the dedication ceremony and is submitted by the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project.
Dileas Gu Brath
  • Newspaper Clipping– This photograph of Lt. Munro appeared in the Toronto Star on December 13th, 1916.
  • Commemorative Plaque– 1914-18 Memorial Plaque, The University Schools, University of Toronto, 371 
Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario.  Erected by the U.T.S. Hockey Club, 
1919-20.
  • Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo by BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..
 DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Gravemarker Nine Elms Cemetery. Photo by BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team Nov 11, 2009. 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
  • War Diary– Extract from the War Diary of the 15th Battalion for 01 May 1917 reporting the death of Lt William McClain Munro, No. 2 Company, as a result of enemy shellfire.

Submitted by BGen G Young, 15th Battalion Memorial Project, 08 Mar 2012
  • Badge– Cap Badge 92nd Bn. Lt Munro 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
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker – The grave marker at the Nine Elms Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, France. It is located about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Inscription– Inscription   (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Cemetery– Nine Elms Cemetery – The Nine Elms Cemetery, located at Roclincourt, France. It is about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial in France. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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