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William Arthur Bower

In memory of:

Sapper William Arthur Bower

June 29, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

500172

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

1st Army Troops Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

November 1, 1893

Son of James and Catherine Elizabeth McLean Bower, of Red Deer, Alberta. Student of M.A.C. Canada, 1913, and of Columbian College, B.C., 1914-1915.

Commemorated on Page 57 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

K. 25.

Location:

DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Dikkebus itself. ( * Dikkebus is the modern spelling of Dickebusch). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the DICKEBUSH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church lies the cemetery. This cemetery lies opposite Dickebusch New Military Extension.

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: Border to Boys. Mircoform Sequence 12; Volume Number 131829_B016721; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 156 Page 555 of 934
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker
  • Dickebushe Cemetery's Entrance

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