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William James West

In memory of:

Private William James West

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

797116

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

14th Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

March 22, 1897
Houghton Township, Ontario

Enlistment:

February 17, 1916
Simcoe, Ontario

Son of Abraham and Emeline West of Kingslake, Ontario.

Brother of Private Lewis Edgar West, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) and Private Arthur West, who died the same day as William while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) and is buried in the same grave as William.

Commemorated on Page 347 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

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

Grave Reference:

I. A. 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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  • Photo of WILLIAM JAMES WEST– 797116 Private William James (Bill Jim) West
14th BN. Canadian Infantry
9th April 1917 Vimy Ridge
  • 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)
  • Grave marker– The grave where Privates William James and Arthur West, two brothers killed at Vimy Ridge, lie buried. Nine Elms War Cemetery
  • Inscription– Inscription  Note that 2 brothers are buried together  (John & Anne Stephens 2013)

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