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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Wilkie Reid

In memory of:

Private David Wilkie Reid

May 5, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

77368

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

August 18, 1887

Commemorated on Page 153 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. D. 10.

Location:

CHESTER FARM CEMETERY is located 4 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Vaartstraat a road leading from the Komenseweg connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto the Komenseweg. 2.3 Km along the Komenseweg lies the right hand turning onto Vaartstraat. The cemetery is located 1.5 Km along the Vaartstraat on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • War Memorial– This hall was built by local citizens including some First World War veterans and was dedicated in a ceremony on 11 November 1922. Mrs. Sybil Taylor, the mother of one of the dead, unveiled the plaque located inside the hall in November 1971.
  • Photo of David Wilkie Reid– "It is my painful duty to inform you that your son was killed in action by a rifle bullet, which struck him in the head. We are all sorry to lose him, as he was one of our best gunners and was liked by everyone and we all tender our deepest sympathy to you, but keep up your heart, because he died doing his duty to the last." Sgt.Bryson in a letter to David's parents. David was the second son of Mr Thomas Reid of 3A Wellington Road, Hawick, Scotland. In 1909, aged 22, David left Hawick and emigrated to Nanaimo, near Vancouver.
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  • Memorial– This hall was built by local citizens including some First World War veterans and was dedicated in a ceremony on 11 November 1922. Mrs. Sybil Taylor, the mother of one of the dead, unveiled the plaque located inside the hall in November 1971.

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