Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William James Wilkinson

In memory of:

Sergeant William James Wilkinson

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

412327

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

24th Bn

Additional Information


Born:

January 22, 1893

Son of W. H. and Fanny Wilkinson, of 925, Logan Avenue, Toronto. Born at Queensborough, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 349 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:

IV. C. 20.

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 WILKINSON
  • Photo of William James Wilkinson– "Willie" Wilkinson as a member of the 24th Battalion VRC 1915. Before the war Willie helped his father on the family farm in the small village of Queensborough, Ontario.
  • Photo 2 of William Wilkinson– Detail of William Wilkinson from group photo.
  • Photo 3 of William James Wilkinson– A very beautiful framed (and 'touched-up') photograph of 'Willie'wearing his soft peak cap with 24th Battalion Badge.
  • Queensborough Group photo– Group photo of some Queensborough Ontario men taken sometime before their journey to France. Private William J. Wilkinson is pictured standing second from the right.
  • Newspaper clipping– Original newspaper clipping from: "The Tweed News" showing two very sad letters written by two men who were with Sgt. Wilkinson when he was killed at Vimy on April 9, 1917.
  • Gravemarker in Queensborough Ontario– Photograph showing the grave marker of William Wilkinson's parents in a small quiet cemetery near the now, almost deserted village of Queensborough Ontario. On the grave stone is a memorial to their son: "Sgt. William J. Wilkinson 1893-1917 Killed at Vimy Ridge France"
  • Inscription– Detail of the memorial showing: "Sgt. William J. Wilkinson 1893-1917 Killed at Vimy Ridge France"
  • 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 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)

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