Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Bernard Douns

In memory of:

Private William Bernard Douns

June 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

113186

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Additional Information


Son of James and Catherine Downs, of Belleville, Ontario; husband of Mary O'Neill Youngs (formerly Downs), of Colborne, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 79 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXXII. C. 13.

Location:

The NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY is located to the North East of the town of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and drive to the traffic lights. Here turn right onto the dual carriageway direction Poelkapelle/A19. Carry on for about 1km over the river and you will see a sign for NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY. Turn left here and the cemetery is approx 50 metres on the left.

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: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 553 of 1076.
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the New Irish Farm Cemetery, just outside the town of Ieper (Ypres), Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Epitaph– Epitaph: 'Love and Remembrance. Live forever, Sadly missed by his children'
  • Cemetery– The New Irish Farm Cemetery, near the town of Ieper (Ypres), Belgium.  (J. Stephens)
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker

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