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Alexander James Waddell

In memory of:

Sergeant Alexander James Waddell

June 27, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

77482

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 10, 1891

Son of Alexander and Marion Waddell, of Orphan: Homes, Bridge of Weir, Scotland. Native of Greenock, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 177 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:

VI. F. 6.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Inscription
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Museum.  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– 15th Bn cap badge. Photo  BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team.
 
DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch– 1st Division, 3rd Brigade shoulder patch worn by 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada). Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team..

DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cap Badge– Cap badge of the Bn which he originally joined before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Photo BGen Young 15th Bn Memorial Project.

DILEAS GU BRATH
  • War Memorial– Kamloops Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Battle Street and 2nd Avenue, Kamloops, British Columbia.   Includes honour roll tablets listing 189 names for World War I and 92 names for World War II.  Unveiled on May 24th, 1925.   Inscribed:  C.E.F. - NOR TIME NOR TIDE CAN EVER EFFACE THE MEMORY OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD.
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Grave marker– Gravemarker. Photo BGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
		
 DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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