Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Humphrey McLaren

In memory of:

Major William Humphrey McLaren

September 15, 1916

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

19th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of James Alexander and Annie McLaren of Toronto. Husband of Beatrice E. Code (formerly McLaren) of Oakville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 128 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

XIV. K. 3.

Location:

Ovillers is a village about 5 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert off the D929 road to Bapaume. The OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY is approximately 500 metres west of the village on the D20 road to Aveluy. The OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY is signposted in the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Humphrey McLaren– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 4 April 1916.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Circumstances of death card. This card explains the circumstances of William Humphrey McLaren's death.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Major William H. McLaren is mentioned in this article about the death of his brother.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 4 April 1916, page 2.
  • medal
  • medal (back)
  • Crest– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Plaque– 1914-1918 Memorial tablet, Bloor Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Bloor St. 
West, Toronto, Ontario.  This congregation was established in 1887, and in 
1925 became the Bloor Street United Church.  The tablet was unveiled on May 
16th, 1920.  It was inscribed:  "In memory of the men of Bloor Street 
Presbyterian Church who went out to battle and died for Freedom's cause.   
They feared not Death and meeting it they won the Victor's Crown."
  • Memorial Plaque– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Vimy Memorial– Canada's Vimy Memorial, located approximately 8 kilometres to the north-east of Arras, France. May the sacrifice of so many never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Inscription– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Keith Boswell, England

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