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William Arthur Courtney

In memory of:

Lance Corporal William Arthur Courtney

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

901870

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)

Division:

85th Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

January 27, 1895
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

March 31, 1916
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Son of Lelia and John Courtney of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 221 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIV. B. 30.

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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  • Circumstances of Death Registers – Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  CORBI to COZNI.  Microform Sequence 23; Volume Number 31829_B016732. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 167.  Page 559 of 900.
  • 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
  • Grave marker – Grave Marker
Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England

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