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William Alexander

In memory of:

Company Quarter Master Sergeant William Alexander

October 18, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

20726

Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

10th Battalion

Additional Information


Born:

September 18, 1880
London, England

Enlistment:

September 1, 1914
Calgary, Alberta

Brother of A.M. Alexander of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 603 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. D. 43.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Company Quarter Master Sergeant William Alexander is also commemorated at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, located at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Company Quarter Master Sergeant William Alexander is also commemorated at the Shot at Dawn Memorial, located at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, UK - May 2019 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel– Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), Lib.) about the 23 soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force  who ¿were lawfully executed for military offences such as desertion and, in one case, cowardice¿ announcing that ¿the names of these 23 volunteers will be entered into The First World War Book of Remembrance along with those of their colleagues. Adding the names of these citizen soldiers to the pages of this sacred book, which lies in the Memorial Chamber not far from here, will be a fair and just testament to their service, their sacrifice and our gratitude forevermore.¿  Part 1
  • Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel– Statement by Hon. Ronald Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Francophonie), Lib.) Part 2.  Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Roy Bailey– Statement by Mr. Roy Bailey (Souris-Moose Mountain, Canadian Alliance). Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Louis Plamondon– Statement by Mr. Louis Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Bécancour, BQ) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mr. Peter Stoffer– Statement by Mr. Peter Stoffer (Sackville-Musquodoboit Valley-Eastern Shore, NDP) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Statement by Mrs. Elsie Wayne– Statement by Mrs. Elsie Wayne (Saint John, PC/DR) Source: CANADA. House of Commons Debates.  VOLUME 137  NUMBER 129  1st SESSION  37th PARLIAMENT  OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD) Tuesday, December 11, 2001
  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.
  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.
  • Photo of William Alexander– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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