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Hector Wilson Brethour

In memory of:

Private Hector Wilson Brethour

September 1, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)


5th Bn.

Additional Information


November 12, 1881

Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Brethour, of Kirkton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

C. 28.


Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais about 16 kilometres south-east of Arras and about 4 kilometres south of the Arras to Cambrai main road. Upton Wood is a small wood half-way between Hendecourt and Haucourt and UPTON WOOD CEMETERY is 110 metres south of the wood and about 2 kilometres north of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstance of death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Brabant to Britton. Mircoform Sequence 13; Volume Number 131829_B016722; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 157 Page 519 of 906
  • Grave Marker– Headstone for Private Hector Wilson Brethour in Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, taken by Roger Shier April 16, 2017
  • Plaque– Plaque at entrance to Upton Wood Cemetery; it reads

"The Land On Which this
Cemetery stands is the 
Free Gift of the French
People for the Perpetual 
Resting Place of those 
of the Allied Armies who
Fell in the War of 1914 - 1918
and are Honoured Here
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery– Overview of Upton Wood Cemetery
  • Countryside view from Upton Wood Cemetery, taken by Roger Shier, April 16, 2017.

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