Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Walter Pothier

In memory of:

Private Walter Pothier

August 5, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:



Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment)


26th Bn.

Additional Information


October 19, 1896

Commemorated on Page 149 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

III. D. 2.


RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Slijpstraat, a road leading from the Kemmelseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Kemmel N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). 4 km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side lies Elzenwalle Military Cemetery, which marks the junction with Slijpstraat. RIDGE WOOD MILITARY CEMETERY lies 1 Km along the Slijpstraat, after a small staggered crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Walter Pothier – Pte Walter Pothier, 26th BN 1916
Youngest son of David & Josephine Pothier of Wedgeport NS. He was underage at time he volunteered. He  used his older brother's birth date for his own when he signed up in September 1915 at Sussex NB.

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