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William Payton

In memory of:

Sapper William Payton

August 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

814180

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

3rd Tunnelling Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

May 9, 1890

Commemorated on Page 307 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. E. 15.

Location:

Westhof Farm Cemetery is located 13.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Kemmelseweg N 331, which connects Ieper to Kemmel and on to Nieuwkerke. From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 metres after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). After passing the village of Kemmel the N331 continues for 4 Km towards Nieuwkerke. On reaching Nieuwkerke the N331 continues on as Seulestraat. 1.5 Km along this road lies the right hand turning onto the Eikelstraat. The cemetery is located 1.4 Km along the Eikelstraat on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Circumstances of death registers
  • War Memorial– 139th Battalion (Northumberland County) War Memorial plaque, 1919.   130 
names of men who originally enlisted with this Ontario unit.  On display at 
the Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario.  Also shown - 
Cobourg (Ontario) War Memorial at Victoria Park.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Perth Courier for 24 August 1917.

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