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Walter Edmond Eglington

In memory of:

Private Walter Edmond Eglington

October 21, 1918

Vancouver, British Columbia

Military Service


Service Number:

2015444

Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

December 2, 1879
Wadhurst, Sussex, England

Enlistment:

August 25, 1918
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Samuel and Adelaide Woodman (formerly Eglington), of Knockholt, Sevenoaks, England, husband of Florence Anne Eglington, of San Francisco, California, United States of America.

Commemorated on Page 403 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

35. 18. 5.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave marker– Grave of 2015444 Pvt. Walter Edmond Eglinton who served with the 1st Depot Battn. British Columbia C.E.F.
Born in the town of Wadhurst in Sussex England on Dec. 2nd 1879.  Husband of Florence A. Eglinton of San Francisco CA U.S.A.  Walter enlisted into the C.E.F. at Vancouver BC on Sept. 25th 1918.  He listed prior military service of 3 years (1902-05)with the Queens Own 1st West Kent Regt. (British Army) He listed his occupation as "Auto Mechanic & Driver"
Walter died during the Spanish Flu panademic of 1918-19 on Oct. 21st 1918 at the age of 38 with less than a months service in the military.  He was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Memorial Cross– Memorial cross in the cemetery where 2015444 Pvt. Walter Edmond Eglinton who served with the 1st Depot Battn. British Columbia C.E.F. was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Cemetery– Cemetery view of the section where 2015444 Pvt. Walter Edmond Eglinton who served with the 1st Depot Battn. British Columbia C.E.F. was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.

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