Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Cantwell

In memory of:

Private William Cantwell

August 10, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

916306

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

April 9, 1888

Commemorated on Page 380 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. C. 74.

Location:

Bouchoir is a village in the Department of the Somme on the straight main road from Amiens to Roye. The BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY is on the north-east side of the road nearly 2 kilometres south-east of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Canavan to Caswell. Microform Sequence 18; Volume Number 31829_B016727. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 162.  Page 89 of 1004.
  • Photo of WILLIAM CANTWELL– In memory of the employees of the T. Eaton Company that went to war and did not come home.  Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Pte. William Cantwell's name is listed on this bronze memorial designed as a tribute to the men of the Eaton company who died as a result of service in World War One.   3,327 Eaton's staff enlisted in the war. It was unveiled in Toronto on November 15th, 1923 by Mrs. Timothy Eaton and on November 26th an identical memorial was unveiled in the Winnipeg store. The shield of the female figure bears the coats of arms of the provinces of Canada.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England

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