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William Barclay

In memory of:

Private William Barclay

October 26, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

727605

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

"A" Coy. 58th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 13, 1887

Son of George and Jessie Barclay, of Stratford, Ontario; husband of Mary Barclay, of 10, Howie Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 196 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII. B. 17.

Location:

Passchendaele (Passendale) New British Cemetery lies 10.5 Kms north-east of Ieper town centre on the S'Graventafelstraat, a road leading from St Jan to Passendale. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg; the Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. At the roundabout the first right turn is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat, there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 Kms along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). 2 Kms along this road, and after passing Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, lies the right hand turning onto the 'S Graventafelstraat. 4 Kms along the 'S Graventafelstraat, and after passing the New Zealand Memorial, lies the cemetery on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press April 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Press Clipping– Pte. Barclay was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 1023 of 1072
  • Cemetery Entrance– Entrance … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cemetery … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker … Passchendaele New British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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